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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.]
1. (Pathology) any pustule resulting from an eruptive disease, esp from smallpox
2. (Pathology) another word for pockmark1
[Old English pocc; related to Middle Dutch pocke, perhaps to Latin bucca cheek]
1. a pustule on the body in an eruptive disease, as smallpox.
2. a pockmark.
3. a pit, hole, or the like.
[before 1000; Middle English pokke, Old English poc; c. German Pocke; perhaps akin to Old English pocca. See poke2]
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|Noun||1.||pock - a pustule in an eruptive disease|
smallpox, variola, variola major - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
|Verb||1.||pock - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"|
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
pockmark - mark with or as if with pockmarks; "Her face was pockmarked by the disease"