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Definition of "cancerous" []

  • Relating to or affected with cancer. (adjective)
  • Growing or spreading rapidly to the point of harm. (adjective)

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Use "cancerous" in a sentence
  • "The President was infuriated that government efforts to eradicate poverty and improve livelihoods were undermined by what he called cancerous corruption that had eaten into government departments."
  • "The results are compelling: The ceramides seem to restrict the growth of blood vessels in cancerous growths."
  • "Whatever its origins, we are in danger today of utter destruction by a virulent virus identified as a cancerous self-interest run amuck."