[ pok-mahrk ]
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  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

Other words from pockmark

  • pockmarked, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pockmark


/ (ˈpɒkˌmɑːk) /

  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

  1. (tr) to scar or pit (a surface) with pockmarks

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