Tuesday, June 21, 2011

canker

canker [ KANG-ker ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) ulceration, especially in the mouth and lips
2.(n.) any of various disorders in animals marked by chronic inflammatory changes
3. (n.) a source of corruption or decay
4. (tr.v.) to corrupt; destroy slowly
5. (intr.v.) to become infected with or as if with canker
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The canker had to be removed by surgery.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 One of the region's MEPs has called for EU-funded research into the canker.