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measled

[ mee-zuhld ]
/ ˈmi zəld /
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adjective

(of swine or other livestock) affected with measles.

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Origin of measled

First recorded in 1350–1400, measled is from the Middle English word meseled.See measles, -ed3
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How to use measled in a sentence

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

    Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Our flesh, like pork, thus becomes measled, although certainly not to the spawn-like extent so often seen in the lower animals.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for measled

measled
/ (ˈmiːzəld) /

adjective

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