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pockmark

[pok-mahrk] /ˈpɒkˌmɑrk/
noun
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)
3.
to mark or scar with or as with pockmarks:
gopher holes pockmarking the field.
Origin of pockmark
1665-1675
1665-75; pock + mark1
Related forms
pockmarked, adjective
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  • Great sink holes, some of them six hundred feet deep and more, pockmark the surface of the land.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
British Dictionary definitions for pockmark

pockmark

/ˈpɒkˌmɑːk/
noun
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
verb
3.
(transitive) to scar or pit (a surface) with pockmarks
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pockmark in Medicine

pockmark pock·mark (pŏk'märk')
n.
A pitlike scar that is left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.


pock'marked' adj.
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