Canker vs Contamination - What's the difference?
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Canker is a related term of contamination.
As nouns the difference between canker and contamination
is that canker
is (botany) a plant disease marked by gradual decay while contamination
is the act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
As a verb canker
is to affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
(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.
A kind of wild rose; the dog rose.
- the cankers of envy and faction
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.
- To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, / And plant this thorn, this canker , Bolingbroke.
* water canker, canker of the mouth, noma
* (bird disease) avian trichomoniasis, roup
* (hawk disease) frounce
To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
* 1849 , , In Memoriam , 26:
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.
- 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.
The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
(linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
(linguistics, etymology) The influence of one form (often from a foreign language) on the historical development of another form to which it may be related in meaning.
The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.