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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.

2. (v. t. & i.) To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

gan'-gren (gaggraina, pronounced gan-graina; the King James Version canker):

The name was used by the old Greek physicians for an eating ulcer which corrodes the soft parts and, according to Galen, often ends in mortification. Paul compares the corrupting influence of profane babbling or levity, in connection with subjects which ought to be treated with reverence to this disease (2 Timothy 2:17). The old English word "canker" is used by 16th-and 17th-century authors as the name of a caterpillar which eats into a bud. In this sense it occurs 18 times in Shakespeare (e.g. Midsummer Night's Dream, II, ii, 3). The canker-worm mentioned 6 times by Joel and Nahum is probably the young stage of Acridium peregrinum, a species of locust. Cankered in James 5:3 the King James Version means "rusted" (Greek katiotai), and is so rendered in the Revised Version (British and American). In Susanna verse 52 Coverdale uses the phrase, "O thou old cankered carle," in Daniel's address to the elder, where English Versions of the Bible has "waxen old in wickedness." The word is still used in the Scottish dialect and applied to persons who are cross-grained and disagreeable.

Alexander Macalister

1044. gaggraina -- a gangrene, an eating sore
... a gangrene, an eating sore. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: gaggraina
Phonetic Spelling: (gang'-grahee-nah) Short Definition: gangrene ...
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3542. nome -- a pasture, a grazing
... Feminine from the same as nomos; pasture, ie (the act) feeding (figuratively, spreading
of a gangrene), or (the food) pasturage -- X eat, pasture. ...
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Of Flattery.
... This is indeed the fatalest wound of the Tongue, carries least Smart, but infinitely
more of Danger, and is as much superior to the former, as a Gangrene is to ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section viii of flattery.htm

Mighty to Save
... save.". A short time before leaving for China, it became my duty daily to
dress the foot of a patient suffering from senile gangrene. ...
// retrospect/chapter vii mighty to save.htm

Chap. xxxiii. And Now, when Galerius was in the Eighteenth Year of ...
... then stanched. The ulcer began to be insensible to the remedies applied, and
a gangrene seized all the neighbouring parts. It diffused ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xxxiii and now when.htm

Reprobation Asserted: Or, the Doctrine of Eternal Election and ...
... reasonable. Very different is the account of the reprobation given by R. Resburie
in his Stop to the Gangrene of Arminianism, 1651. 'For ...
/.../the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/reprobation asserted or the doctrine.htm

1 Cor. xv. 1, 2
... and at one time he was wholly subverting it, at another his word was that it was
"past already;" which also Paul writing to Timothy called a gangrene, I mean ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xxxviii 1 cor xv.htm

On Reconciling Religious Dissensions among Christians
... yet I cannot dissemble the intense grief which I feel at my heart on account of
that religious discord which has been festering like a gangrene, and pervading ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 1/oration v on reconciling religious.htm

The Sad Case of a Relapse into Known and Deliberate Sin, after ...
... Yet, blessed be God, it is not quite hopeless. Your "wounds are corrupted, because
of your foolishness," (Psa.38:5) but the gangrene is not incurable. ...
/.../the rise and progress of religion in the soul/chapter xxiii the sad case.htm

This HomilyIs Intended to Shew that the Fear of Magistrates is ...
... saith, "Give peace; for Thou hast recompensed us for all things." [1317] Suppose
any one hath a wound; which is the most deserving of fear, gangrene, or the ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily vi this homily is.htm

On the Fast of the Tenth Month.
... which the prophet asks that his soul should be delivered [701] ; because "their
words," as says the blessed Apostle, "do creep as doth a gangrene [702] ." They ...
/.../ of leo the great/sermon xvi on the fast.htm

The Earthquake
... impostor. Cyrinus lay sick, body and soul, nigh unto death, with the anguish
of his amputation, which was beginning to gangrene afresh. ...
/.../chapter xlvi the earthquake.htm

Gangrene (1 Occurrence)
... stage. 2. (vt & i.) To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GANGRENE. gan ...
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Philetus (1 Occurrence)
... The apostle proceeds to say that teaching of this kind "eats as doth a
gangrene," and that it increases unto more ungodliness. As ...
/p/philetus.htm - 9k

Hymenaeus (2 Occurrences)
... are included among persons whose profane and vain babblings will increase unto more
ungodliness, and whose word "will eat as doth a gangrene." The apostle ...
/h/hymenaeus.htm - 13k

Mortify (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To destroy the organic texture and vital
functions of; to produce gangrene in. 2. (vt) To destroy ...
/m/mortify.htm - 9k

Alexander (5 Occurrences)
... What they taught is described by Paul as "profane babblings," as leading to more
ungodliness, and as eating "as doth a gangrene." Their heresy consisted in ...
/a/alexander.htm - 32k

Canker (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A gangrene or mortification which gradually spreads over
the whole body (2 Timothy 2:17). ... CANKER. kan'-ker. See GANGRENE. ...
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Gangs (1 Occurrence)

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Gang (1 Occurrence)

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Invade (15 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as,
gangrene invades healthy tissue. 5. (vi) To make an invasion. ...
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