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pasty in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpastypast‧y1 /ˈpeɪsti/ adjective  MIDCa pasty face looks very pale and unhealthy
Examples from the Corpus
pastyBeneath a top hat his face is pasty and bloated.Slightly pasty and not as hot at the first visit, they were perfect the next time.Because the silica in andesite makes it thick and pasty, andesite tends to trap large amounts of gas.Pale spiky girl one side of a table, pale pasty boy the other.She smiles, and two dimples appear in her pasty cheeks, still shiny from last night's application of face cream.Their pasty faces - the result of long periods underground - belie their extraordinary strength and tenacity.Gone was the lively, glowing girl of the morning, in her place a pasty ghost.Dinner was usually fried meat and pasty potatoes thrown on a chipped plate.