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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars.

Usage examples (35)
  • After a 20-year study, Dr. Kempe recommends abolishing smallpox vaccination.
  • They often hired out as nurses in smallpox pesthouses, with complete confidence in their immunity.
  • Whereas chickenpox virus (varicella) can be spread before the rash occurs, smallpox is only spread after the rash has occurred.
  • I would expect there to be a very major uproar over this, since smallpox is thought to have been completely removed from the earth. for more
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