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[uhl-suh-reyt] /ˈʌl səˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), ulcerated, ulcerating.
to form an ulcer; become ulcerous:
His skin ulcerated after exposure to radioactive material.
verb (used with object), ulcerated, ulcerating.
to cause an ulcer on or in:
Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.
Origin of ulcerate
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin ulcerātus (past participle of ulcerāre to make sore), equivalent to ulcer- (see ulcer) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
ulceration, noun
unulcerated, adjective Unabridged
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to make or become ulcerous
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ulcerate in Medicine

ulcerate ul·cer·ate (ŭl'sə-rāt')
v. ul·cer·at·ed, ul·cer·at·ing, ul·cer·ates
To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.

ul'cer·a'tive (-sə-rā'tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.
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