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Definitions of ulcer

  1. Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A surface sore, often discharging matter; hence, anything corrupt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A dangerous sore, discharging matter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. An open sore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A sore, attended with a secretion of pus or some other discharge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A sore; a dangerous running sore originating in a constitutional disorder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ulcer

  1. In order that the treatment by eschar may be successful, there must be the following conditions in regard to the ulcer first, the surface occupied by the ulcer must not be too extensive; secondly, it must not be exposed to much motion or friction; and thirdly, it must not be attended by a profuse discharge; for all these circumstances have a direct effect in, preventing the formation of an adherent eschar or of removing it if formed. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom
  2. " The little lad has an ulcer on his elbow, sir," answered his mother, and her face assumed an expression as though she really were terribly grieved at Pashka's ulcer – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
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