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pockmark

[pok-mahrk]
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noun
  1. Usually pockmarks. scars or pits left by a pustule in smallpox or the like.
  2. a small pit or scar: a tabletop full of pockmarks.
verb (used with object)
  1. to mark or scar with or as with pockmarks: gopher holes pockmarking the field.

Origin of pockmark

First recorded in 1665–75; pock + mark1
Related formspock·marked, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pockmark

Historical Examples

  • Great sink holes, some of them six hundred feet deep and more, pockmark the surface of the land.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton


British Dictionary definitions for pockmark

pockmark

noun
  1. Also called: pock a pitted scar left on the skin after the healing of a smallpox or similar pustule
  2. any pitting of a surface that resembles or suggests such scars
verb
  1. (tr) to scar or pit (a surface) with pockmarks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

pockmark in Medicine

pockmark

([object Object])
n.
  1. A pitlike scar that is left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.
Related formspockmarked′ adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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