1A pitted scar or mark on the skin left by a pustule or pimple.
- His wrinkly old skin held pockmarks and warts and scabs, and he had a large crooked nose.
- ‘Even without scratching spots on the face can leave the familiar pockmark scars,’ she said.
- Scabs, blemishes, and pockmarks pervaded the rest of his face.
1.1A scar, mark, or pitted area disfiguring a surface.
- There were shrapnel pockmarks from bow to stern, and the main living area was just one enormous cavity of burnt wood, twisted metal and torn cables.
- I'm talking about wear and tear - just faint pockmarks - within the track area.
- The surface was covered with the tiny pockmarks of meteor strikes.
verb[with object] (usually be pockmarked)
Cover or disfigure with pockmarks: the area is pockmarked by gravel pits (as adjective pockmarked) a pockmarked face
More example sentences
- All the buildings are pockmarked and streaked with dust.
- Inside her flat the carpet was covered in broken glass and plaster, the walls pockmarked by bullets and shrapnel.
- The highway leading to the hospital and the trade fair was pockmarked with craters caused by the attack.
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