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1. A pustule caused by smallpox or a similar eruptive disease.
2. A mark or scar left in the skin by such a pustule; a pockmark.
tr.v. pocked, pock·ing, pocks
To mark with pocks; pit.

[Middle English pokke, from Old English pocc.]

pock′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pocked - used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.pocked - marked by or as if by smallpox or acne or other eruptive skin disease
blemished - marred by imperfections
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When the Jesuits arrive, she immediately identifies with Christ: "I saw their cross with Christ upon it, pocked with holes from thorns in his forehead, pocked with holes from nails in his hands and feet.
Fire crews on Tuesday hosed down smoldering hot spots that pocked the vast canyon.
she writes, "The road going home was pocked with holes, / That home-going road's always full of holes; / Though we slow down, time's wheel still rolls.
We see apocalyptic wastelands pocked with shell craters and crisscrossed by hedgerows of barbed wire stuffed with corpses.
The beaches wore the colour of death As the sea of pink seeped into the shell pocked shore And the greedy jaws of battle Consumed them by the score
The drive along the Cortez is trance-like; shimmering flat azure blue pocked with stark islands violently piercing the calm surface.