Associations to the word «Smallpox»

Wiktionary

SMALLPOX, noun. (pathology) An acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by Variola virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completely eradicated in the 1970s. Those who survived were left with pockmarks.
SMALLPOX BLANKET, noun. (idiomatic) An apparently benevolent offering whose real intent is to disrupt, destabilize, or weaken.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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