canker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “canker” in the English Dictionary

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uk   /ˈkæŋ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/

canker noun (TREES)

[C or U] specialized biology a ​disease that ​attacks the ​wood of ​trees

canker noun (ANIMALS)

[U] specialized biology a ​diseaseaffecting the ​ears and ​mouth of ​animals and ​humans

canker noun (EVIL)

[C usually singular] formal something ​evil that ​spreads through a person's ​mind, an ​organization, or a ​society: Poverty is a canker ​eating away at the ​heart of ​society.
(Definition of canker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “canker”
in Chinese (Simplified) 树木, (树木的)溃疡病,枝枯病,根瘤病…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樹木, (樹木的)潰瘍病,枝枯病,根瘤病…
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