The Meaning of can

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Canister

n.
A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.

Canister

n.
A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case fitting the gun; -- called also canister shot.

Canker

n.
A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.

Canker

n.
Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.

Canker

n.
A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.

Canker

n.
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.

Canker

n.
A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose.

Cankered

imp. & p. p.
of Canker

Cankering

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Canker

Canker

v. t.
To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

Canker

v. t.
To infect or pollute; to corrupt.

Canker

v. i.
To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.

Canker

v. i.
To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.

Canker-bit

a.
Eaten out by canker, or as by canker.

Canker bloom

The bloom or blossom of the wild rose or dog-rose.

Canker blossom

That which blasts a blossom as a canker does.

Cankered

a.
Affected with canker; as, a cankered mouth.

Cankered

a.
Affected mentally or morally as with canker; sore, envenomed; malignant; fretful; ill-natured.

Cankeredly

adv.
Fretfully; spitefully.

Canker fly

A fly that preys on fruit.
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