Definition of pockmark in English:

pockmark

Line breaks: pock|mark
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒkmɑːk
 
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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