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[mee-zuh ld]
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  1. (of swine or other livestock) affected with measles.

Origin of measled

First recorded in 1350–1400, measled is from the Middle English word meseled. See measles, -ed3
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Examples from the Web for measled

Historical Examples

  • He koind o' measled all wan winter an' lay around the stove.

    Two Little Savages</p>

    Ernest Thompson Seton

British Dictionary definitions for measled


  1. (of cattle, sheep, or pigs) infested with tapeworm larvae; measly
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