from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of the nature of ulcers or an ulcer.
  • adj. Having ulcers or an ulcer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to an ulcer
  • adj. Having an ulcer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the nature or character of an ulcer; discharging purulent or other matter.
  • adj. Affected with an ulcer or ulcers; ulcerated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of an ulcer or ulcers.
  • Exhibiting ulceration; affected with an ulcer or ulcers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an ulcer or canker


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  • Chronic inflammatory diseases also exist, such as ulcerous colitis or multiple sclerosis, where, due to a constant state of inflammation, the cells are destabilised, provoking neoplasic processes, i.e. they generate new tissue of a tumorous nature.


  • By now he was a mass of ulcerous sores from constant irritation; no doubt he would stink in the open air.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • With Commerson's ulcerous leg leaving him "not in a fit state to wander any distance, to scramble down gullies, or to climb outcrops," who else but Baret could have found the vine, spurred by the hope that it would cure her lover's limb?

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  • He also jokingly refers to himself as the moody, bohemian member of the group, which is pretty much how most folks remember the man behind that amazing, ulcerous voice.

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  • Leonard Bertipaglia, perhaps the most influential surgeon of the fifteenth century, added his own admonishment: Those who pretend to cure cancer by incising, lifting, and extirpating it only transform a nonulcerous cancer into an ulcerous one. . .

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby ulcerous little self seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive.

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  • Black Wednesday was: an ulcerous, horrific pisser.

    Patrick deWitt: Books Aren't Dying

  • It's exhilarating and engaging and scary enough to give me a pre-ulcerous stomach condition.

    Vicki Iovine: Divorce Is Trite, But Everyone's Is Special

  • Their ferry was an ancient vessel whose ulcerous wounds wept rust.

    Gold of Kings

  • His face is ulcerous, his head bruised in front and behind, his eyes are dull, his nostrils distended, his feet stumbling.

    The Defense


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