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pockmark

noun pock·mark \ ˈpäk-ˌmärk \

Definition of pockmark

:a mark, pit, or depressed scar caused by smallpox or acne; also :an imperfection or depression like a pockmark

Examples of pockmark in a Sentence

  1. The bullets left pockmarks in the wall.

  2. the explosion left little pockmarks all over the face of the adjacent building

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First Known Use of pockmark

circa 1646


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pockmark

verb

Definition of pockmark

transitive verb
:to cover with or as if with pockmarks :pit

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First Known Use of pockmark

1756


POCKMARK Defined for English Language Learners

pockmark

noun

Definition of pockmark for English Language Learners

  • : a mark or scar on the skin that is usually caused by a disease (such as chicken pox or acne)

  • : a hole in or mark on something


POCKMARK Defined for Kids

pockmark

noun pock·mark \ ˈpäk-ˌmärk \

Definition of pockmark for Students

1 :the mark left by a pock
2 :a small hole or dent

pockmarked

\-ˌmärkt\ adjective
  • pockmarked skin

Medical Dictionary

pockmark

noun pock·mark \ ˈpäk-ˌmärk \

medical Definition of pockmark

:a mark, pit, or depressed scar caused by smallpox or acne

pockmarked

adjective


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