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smallpox

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
smallpoxsmall‧pox /ˈsmɔːlpɒks $ ˈsmɒːlpɑːks/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIa serious disease that causes spots which leave marks on your skin
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smallpoxSadly the Archduchess died during a smallpox epidemic before the wedding took place.Edward Jenner developed a vaccine against smallpox.They died in epidemics of yellow fever, cholera, and smallpox.He had very fine, fair hair and pale skin, faintly pitted by smallpox.Some progress was made upon a few, particularly the reduction of major epidemics of malaria, cholera, smallpox and yellow-fever.A lover dying of smallpox - Miss Phoebe was scarred from it.He was also blind in one eye, the result of a youthful bout with smallpox.On the way, the crew came down with smallpox.
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