ulcerate

verb ul·cer·ate \ ˈəl-sə-ˌrāt \

Definition of ulcerate

ulcerated; ulcerating
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

  1. The wound began to ulcerate.

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First Known Use of ulcerate

15th century


ULCERATE Defined for English Language Learners

ulcerate

verb

Definition of ulcerate for English Language Learners

  • medical : to form an ulcer


Medical Dictionary

ulcerate

verb ul·cer·ate \ ˈəl-sə-ˌrāt \

medical Definition of ulcerate

ulcerated; ulcerating
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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