uncankered

cankered

[kang-kerd]
adjective
1.
morally corrupt.
3.
a.
destroyed or having portions destroyed by the feeding of a cankerworm.
b.
having a cankerous part; infected with a canker.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see canker, -ed3

cankeredly, adverb
cankeredness, noun
uncankered, adjective
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canker
O.E. cancer, from L. cancer (see cancer); influenced in M.E. by O.N.Fr. cancre (Mod.Fr. chancre). The word was the common one for "cancer" until c.1700. Canker blossom is recorded from 1580s.
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canker can·ker (kāng'kər)
n.

  1. Ulceration of the mouth and lips.

  2. An acute inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.

  3. Cancrum.

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