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pockmark

Line breaks: pock|mark
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒkmɑːk
 
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Definition of pockmark in English:

noun

1A pitted scar or mark on the skin left by a pustule or spot: the only possible reason for the thickness of the make-up was the pockmarks underneath
More example sentences
  • 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: pockmarks and gouges in the brickwork
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
scar, pit, pock, pitted scar, mark, blemish

verb

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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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