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Definitions of malignant

  1. extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (pathology) dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A man of extrems enmity or evil intentions. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; - so called by the opposite party. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Malicious; having extreme, active enmity toward any one; intending or bringing about evil; of disease, tending to produce death; virulent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Malignantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Resistant to treatment; occurring in severe form; tending to grow worse, and (in the case of a tumor) to recur after removal. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Deadly; intensely severe. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. Malign: acting maliciously: actuated by extreme enmity: tending to destroy life. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. (Eng. Hist.) A name applied by the Puritan party to one who had fought for Charles I. in the Civil War. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Malicious; bitterly hostile; dangerous to life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Extremely malevolent; virulent; deadly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One who has evil intentions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Having extreme malevolence; unpropitious or exerting pernicious influence; virulent; tending to a fatal issue; extremely heinous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One evilly-disposed, specially a name applied by the Puritans to a supporter of the royalist cause. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Actuated by extreme enmity or malice; virulent; dangerous to life; extremely heinous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. In Eng. hist., one of the adherents of the house of Stuart-so called by the opposite party. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. One of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. An immediate cause for concern, such a Condition, disorder, or growth will likely worsen in time, potentially deadly. Typically referenced in cancer determinations. Contrast to benign. thelawdictionary.org
  24. A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions. dictgcide_fs
  25. One of the adherents of Charles I. or Charles II.; so called by the opposite party. dictgcide_fs
  26. ma-lig'nant, adj. disposed to do harm or to cause suffering: malign: acting maliciously: actuated by great hatred: tending to cause death.--n. a name applied by the Puritan party to one who had fought for Charles I. in the Civil War.--n. MALIG'NANCY, MALIG'NANCE, state or quality of being malignant.--adv. MALIG'NANTLY. [L. malignans, pr.p. of malign[=a]re, to act maliciously.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. A term applied to any disease whose symptoms are so aggravated as to threaten the destruction of the patient. A disease of a very serious character, although it may be mild in appearance; - Morbus malignus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  28. [Latin] Ill-conditioned; virulent; of diseases, very fatal; of pathological processes, tending to spread and ultimately to produce death if not interfered with, and to recur even when radically removed. Thus the M. tumors are carcinoma, epithelioma, sarcoma, and glioma. Somewhat less properly, the term is applied to pathological processes which are not fatal and are strictly local, but which grow steadily worse and destroy the function of the organ in which they are situated. Thus M. glaucoma, M. myopia (see Glaucoma, Myopia). M. cholera, Asiatic cholera. M. endocarditis, ulcerative endocarditis. M. oedema, a fatal disease of animals and men, produced by Bacillus oedematis, and due to infection of deep wounds from dung or soil. Marked by dense, bloody and emphysematous, gelatinous oedema at site of inoculation. M. polyadenitis, plague. M. pustule, see Anthrax (2). na
  29. (Of disease) very virulent or infectious (now usu. denoting definite variety of disease, as m. cholera); harmful; feeling or showing intense ill-will; (Hist.) supporter of, supporting, Charles I against Parliament. Hence malignancy n., malignantly adv. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Virulent, and tending to go from bad to worse. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. A term applied to that class of tumors which infiltrate tissues, form secondary growths, produce cachexia, and destroy life. The term is often opposed to benign. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. Of a disease, threatening a fatal issue. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. n. A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions;— one of the adherents of the house of Stuart; a cavalier. Cabinet Dictionary
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