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May 18, 2018
This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms

This week’s words
megalomania
leptodermous
saprogenic
ectogenous
carcinogenic

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carcinogenic

PRONUNCIATION:
(kahr-si-nuh-JEN-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Capable of causing cancer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek carcino- (cancer) + -genic (producing). Earliest documented use: 1916.

USAGE:
“She preached sound diet and positive attitude, preferred to eat crap, smoke and drink, and actively wanted something else carcinogenic to do, like sunbathing.”
Frances Fyfield; Safer Than Houses; Little, Brown; 2005.

See more usage examples of carcinogenic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A book of verses underneath the bough, / A jug of wine, a loaf of bread -- and thou / Beside me singing in the wilderness -- / Oh, wilderness were paradise enow! -Omar Khayyam, poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and physician (18 May 1048-1131)

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