ulcerate

verb
ul·​cer·​ate | \ˈəl-sə-ˌrāt \
ulcerated; ulcerating

Definition of ulcerate 

transitive verb

: to affect with or as if with an ulcer

intransitive verb

: to become affected with or as if with an ulcer

Examples of ulcerate in a Sentence

The wound began to ulcerate.

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The limbs swell, develop ulcerating sores and eventually rot. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "Volcanic Minerals, Not Worms, Caused Disease Outbreak in Uganda," 10 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of ulcerate

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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ulcerate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of ulcerate

medical : to form an ulcer

ulcerate

verb
ul·​cer·​ate | \ˈəl-sə-ˌrāt \
ulcerated; ulcerating

Medical Definition of ulcerate 

intransitive verb

: to become affected with or as if with an ulcer

transitive verb

: to affect with or as if with an ulcer an ulcerated stomach

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