What does ulcerate mean?

Definitions for ulcerate
ˈʌl səˌreɪtul·cer·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ulcerateverb

    undergo ulceration

    "Her stomach ulcerated"

  2. ulcerateverb

    affect with an ulcer

    "Her stomach was ulcerated"


  1. ulcerateverb

    To cause an ulcer to develop.

    The surface was ulcerated by trauma.

  2. ulcerateverb

    To become ulcerous.

    The tissue ulcerated shortly after exposure.

  3. ulcerateadjective

    Having an ulcus, a rounded pore-like aperture, at one or both poles.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Ulcerateverb

    To disease with sores.

    Etymology: ulcerer, Fr. ulcero, Latin.

    Some depend upon the intemperament of the part ulcerated; others upon the continual afflux of lacerative humours. Gideon Harvey.

    An acrid and purulent matter mixeth with the blood, in such as have their lungs ulcerated. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. ulcerate

    Ulcerate is a verb that refers to the process or condition of a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, characterized by the disintegration of tissue, developing into or becoming an ulcer. It can also refer to the development of lesions or sores similar to ulcers in other places, such as the mind or psyche. It generally implies a worsening or corruption of a pre-existing condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulcerateverb

    to be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous

  2. Ulcerateverb

    to affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers


  1. Ulcerate

    Ulcerate is a death metal band from Auckland, New Zealand. The band formed in 2000 under the name Bloodwreath with Michael Hoggard on guitar, Jamie Saint Merat on drums and Mark Seeney on vocals. They have played alongside international acts such as Cannibal Corpse, The Amenta, Psycroptic, Decapitated, Disgorge, Suffocation, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder and Nile.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulcerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulcerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. transparent
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