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- adj. Relating to or affected with cancer.
- adj. Growing or spreading rapidly to the point of harm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like cancer; virulent; also, affected with cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads
- adj. relating to or affected with cancer
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.
The biggest problem, and it’s taken me a while to work this out, because all the other problems are so vast and so cancerous, is the gearbox.
These "cancerous" cells sometimes spread to other parts of the body.
But they didn't know what was happening to their life-giving river until someone in the village came across an article titled "Yangtze river 'cancerous' with pollution" that was published in China Daily.
Pre-malignant, pre-cancerous, meaning that there is scientific evidence that those kinds of polyps that the president has are more than likely -- more likely than other kinds of growth to turn into cancer.
Strength is endurance, sustainability, not growth, especially not the kind of cancerous growth we now experience.
We are to them a foreign, Western implantation, and the West itself is some kind of cancerous growth that should be reversed.
Refusal to face up to reality draws out agony, with a "cancerous" effect on the whole eurozone.