ulceration, n.
/ul"seuh rayt'/, v., ulcerated, ulcerating.
1. to form an ulcer; become ulcerous: His skin ulcerated after exposure to radioactive material.
2. to cause an ulcer on or in: Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.
[1375-1425; late ME < L ulceratus (ptp. of ulcerare to make sore), equiv. to ulcer- (see ULCER) + -atus -ATE1]

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