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small·pox

 (smôl′pŏks′)
n.
An acute, highly infectious, often fatal disease caused by a poxvirus and characterized by high fever and aches with subsequent widespread eruption of pimples that blister, produce pus, and form pockmarks. Smallpox was eradicated worldwide by 1979 as a result of numerous vaccination campaigns and exists only as a laboratory specimen. Also called variola.

[Early Modern English small pockes, small pustules (as opposed to great pockes, the great pox or syphilis), from pockes, pl. of pock; see pock.]

smallpox

(ˈsmɔːlˌpɒks)
n
(Pathology) an acute highly contagious viral disease characterized by high fever, severe prostration, and a pinkish rash changing in form from papules to pustules, which dry up and form scabs that are cast off, leaving pitted depressions. Technical name: variola
[C16: from small + pox. So called to distinguish it from the Great Pox, an archaic name for syphilis]

small•pox

(ˈsmɔlˌpɒks)

n.
an acute, highly contagious, febrile disease, caused by the variola virus and characterized by a pustular eruption that often leaves permanent pits or scars: eradicated worldwide by vaccination programs.
[1510–20]

small·pox

(smôl′pŏks′)
A highly infectious and often fatal disease caused by a virus and characterized by fever, headache, and severe pimples that result in extensive scarring. Smallpox was once a dreaded killer of children and caused the deaths of millions of Native Americans after the arrival of European settlers in the Americas. Following a worldwide vaccination campaign, smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, although samples have been preserved in laboratories in the US and Russia. See Note at Jenner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smallpox - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scarssmallpox - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
alastrim, Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, milk pox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, white pox - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
pock - a pustule in an eruptive disease

smallpox

noun
Related words
adjective variolous
Translations
مَرَض الجدْري
neštovice
kopper
isorokko
himlõ
bólusótt, stórabóla
smittkoppor
çiçek hastalığı

smallpox

[ˈsmɔːlpɒks] N (Med) → viruela f

smallpox

[ˈsmɔːlpɒks] nvariole fsmall-scale [ˌsmɔːlˈskeɪl] adj
[undertaking, business] → peu important(e), de petite envergure
[map, model] → à petite échellesmall screen n
the small screen → le petit écransmall-size [ˈsmɔːlsaɪz] small-sized [ˈsmɔːlsaɪzd] adjpetit(e)small talk npapotage m
to make small talk → papotersmall-time [ˌsmɔːlˈtaɪm] adj [actor, celebrity] → de troisième ordre
a small-time thief → un voleur à la petite semainesmall town n (US)petite ville fsmall-town [ˌsmɔːlˈtaʊn] adjprovincial(e)

smallpox

[ˈsmɔːlˌpɒks] n (Med) → vaiolo

small

(smoːl) adjective
1. little in size, degree, importance etc; not large or great. She was accompanied by a small boy of about six; There's only a small amount of sugar left; She cut the meat up small for the baby.
2. not doing something on a large scale. He's a small businessman.
3. little; not much. You have small reason to be satisfied with yourself.
4. (of the letters of the alphabet) not capital. The teacher showed the children how to write a capital G and a small g.
small ads
advertisements in the personal columns of a newspaper.
small arms
weapons small and light enough to be carried by a man. They found a hoard of rifles and other small arms belonging to the rebels.
small change
coins of small value. a pocketful of small change.
small hours
the hours immediately after midnight. He woke up in the small hours.
ˈsmallpox noun
a type of serious infectious disease in which there is a severe rash of large, pus-filled spots that usually leave scars.
small screen
television, not the cinema. This play is intended for the small screen.
ˈsmall-time adjective
(of a thief etc) not working on a large scale. a small-time crook/thief.
feel/look small
to feel or look foolish or insignificant. He criticized her in front of her colleagues and made her feel very small.

small·pox

n. viruela, enfermedad infecciosa viral que se manifiesta con un cuadro febril agudo y erupción de ampollas y pústulas diseminadas por todo el cuerpo.

smallpox

n viruela
References in classic literature ?
ELIZABETH WILLARD, the mother of George Willard, was tall and gaunt and her face was marked with smallpox scars.
Mary Dusak was broad and brown of countenance, slightly marked by smallpox, but handsome for all that.
She was but half conscious; she was dying of smallpox.
and I had to sew extra for punishment because she says a morgage is disgrace like stealing or smallpox and it will be all over town that we have one on our farm.
Below the hat was a lean, long, sallow face, deeply pitted with the smallpox, and characterized, very remarkably, by eyes of two different colors -- one bilious green, one bilious brown, both sharply intelligent.
The more she saw of this weakness in her fellows, the more satisfied she was that, being forewarned, she was also forearmed against an attack of it on herself, much as if a doctor were to conclude that he could not catch smallpox because he had seen many cases of it; or as if a master mariner, knowing that many ships are wrecked in the British channel, should venture there without a pilot, thinking that he knew its perils too well to run any risk of them.
Smallpox laid its hideous clutches upon him; leaving him unspeakably branded with its repulsive marks.
It is feared that it may be the smallpox, sir," replied Porthos, desirous of taking his turn in the conversation; "and what is serious is that it will certainly spoil his face.
But a malignant disease, more fatal than the smallpox, broke out among the soldiers and sailors, and destroyed the greater part of them.
A fine constitution doesn't insure one against smallpox or any other of those inevitable diseases.
In fact it does, monseigneur, much pain; there is no man more unfortunate than I: I was handsome, the smallpox rendered me hideous; I am deprived of a great means of attraction; now, I am your principal clerk or something of that sort; I take great interest in your affairs, and if, at this moment, I were a pretty woman, I could render you an important service.
He was also re-vaccinated (from which we may assume that there had been another epidemic of smallpox at Lucknow) about the same time.