Canker

Can"ker

, v. i. 1. To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral. [Obs.]
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Silvering will sully and canker more than gliding.
Bacom.
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2. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
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Deceit and cankered malice.
Dryden.
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As with age his body uglier grows,
So his mind cankers.
Shak.
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