Harm vs Canker - What's the difference?

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Harm is a related term of canker.


As a proper noun harm

is , low german, derived from herman, meaning "army man".

As a noun canker is

(botany) a plant disease marked by gradual decay.

As a verb canker is

to affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

harm

English

(wikipedia harm)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
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  • That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • We, ignorant of ourselves, / Beg often our own harms .

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "harm": bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
  • Derived terms

    * do no harm * harmer * harmless * harm's way * self-harm * unharmed

    Anagrams

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    canker

    English

    Noun

  • (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  • A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth.
  • Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  • * Temple
  • the cankers of envy and faction
  • A kind of wild rose; the dog rose.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, / And plant this thorn, this canker , Bolingbroke.
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • An avian disease affecting doves, poultry, parrots and birds of prey, caused by Trichomonas gallinae .
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • Synonyms

    * water canker, canker of the mouth, noma * (bird disease) avian trichomoniasis, roup * (hawk disease) frounce

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  • * 1849 , , In Memoriam , 26:
  • Still onward winds the dreary way; / I with it; for I long to prove / No lapse of moons can canker Love, / Whatever fickle tongues may say.
  • To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  • To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  • To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
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