ulcerate

verb
ul·​cer·​ate | \ ˈəl-sə-ˌrāt How to pronounce ulcerate (audio) \
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.

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 How to pronounce ulcerate (audio) \
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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