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cankered (2 and 3 very freq. in the 16th cent.)
1. rusted, corroded, tarnished 2H4 IV. v. 70 The canker'd heaps of strange-achieved gold<*>
2. infected with evil, corrupt Cor. IV. <*>7 “I'll fight against my canker'd country.”
3. malignant John II. i. 194, 1H4 I. <*>. 137, Rom. I. i. 101 “your canker'd hate.”
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