[ pok ]
/ pɒk /
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a pustule on the body in an eruptive disease, as smallpox.
a mark or spot left by or resembling such a pustule.
a small indentation, pit, hole, or the like.
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Origin of pock
before 1000; Middle English pokke,Old English poc; cognate with German Pocke; perhaps akin to Old English pocca.See poke2
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How to use pock in a sentence
Then the scabs rapidly fall off, and even the pocks soon disappear, the skin recovering its normal colour and freshness.A Guide to Health|Mahatma Gandhi
It is of two kinds:—varioli, ye measils; morbilli, called of us ye smal pocks.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
The pocks are always much fewer than even in mild small-pox, sometimes even not more than twenty.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases|Charles West, M.D.
In the center of the screen was a large disk thickly marked with pocks.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek
Some had abundance of purple petechiae among the pocks, the latter also being livid.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for pock
/ (pɒk) /
any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox
another word for pockmark (def. 1)
Derived forms of pockpocky, adjective
Word Origin for pock
Old English pocc; related to Middle Dutch pocke, perhaps to Latin bucca cheek
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