Translation of scab in Spanish:

scab

Pronunciation: /skæb/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable (on wound) costra (feminine), postilla (feminine)
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    • As this mesh dries, it hardens and forms a scab to protect the wound as it heals.
    • Women should therefore actively avoid becoming pregnant for at least four weeks after vaccination and until the scab has completely healed and fallen off.
    • He has played until his fingers blistered, the blisters burst, the wounds scabbed and the scabs formed calluses.
  • 2 countable/numerable (strike breaker) [pejorative/peyorativo] esquirol (masculine and feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo], rompehuelgas (masculine and feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo], carnero, (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial, pejorative/familiar, peyorativo]
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    • The newspapers, in full swing of yellow journalism, want to see violence in the yards between the scabs and the striking workers, but there is no violence.
    • Industrialists struggling against labor unions often exploited the new immigrants, making them scabs during worker strikes.
    • The government will say that the ACTU has passed a motion condemning criminal conduct so it should also condemn workers standing on a picket line refusing to let scabs in because that's criminal conduct.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (disease) roña (feminine), sarna (feminine) (del ganado)
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    • The state was also called in to deal with stock disease, especially scab - a major constraint on wool production.
    • Copperas was used as an eye ointment during the medieval period, to treat scab in sheep, and later (presumably in small quantities) as a laxative.
    • The disappointing turnout was probably due to the regulations which restricted sheep movements in a bid to prevent scab.
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    • Apple scab is a fungal disease that causes black splotches on leaves and fruit.
    • Apple trees are commonly attacked by a fungal disease called apple scab.
    • The diseases are apple scab, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust.

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