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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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  • "Why, that must be the Anferovs," said an old deacon, addressing a pockmarked peasant woman.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Perotti's mistress, pockmarked, but a woman with a fine figure?

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • But worst of all, the city is pockmarked with public-houses, and bristles with high round chimneys.

  • She tapped her fingers on her cheeks to picture to him the pockmarked face of Vyesovshchikov.

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • Thanks to Jenner, not a single person in this audience is pockmarked!

  • I do not think the plan was very successful, for the pockmarked youngster was often adorned with the dunce-cap.

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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