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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
1665-1675
1665-75; pock + mark1
Related forms
pockmarked, adjective
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Examples from the web for pockmarked
  • These are memorials--cars killed in action, pockmarked by bullet holes.
  • He had an unvarnished manner, a pockmarked face, and a rather decent tailor.
  • Travelers could see the pockmarked bridge rails and the bridge deck was uneven.
  • The structure's rails were severely pockmarked and the deck was uneven.
  • Travelers could see the pockmarked rails and that the deck was uneven.
  • In this area, the sandy bottom is pockmarked with lobster holes.
  • The interior is pockmarked with bullet holes from the fighting that swirled around it.
  • Moderately rough texture pockmarked by many small craters and secondaries.
  • Those who survived the ordeal were almost always pockmarked by it.
  • Aggregate's adamant insistence on subjecting the appellant to drug testing is pockmarked by irregularities.
British Dictionary definitions for pockmarked

pockmarked

/ˈpɒkˌmɑːkd/
adjective
1.
abounding in pockmarks

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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pockmarked 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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