View definitions for scab


noun as in fink

noun as in flake

noun as in mange

noun as in scar

verb as in flake

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Example Sentences

This wound eventually forms a scab and can shed virus, so it must be properly cared for.

That positive diagnosis is also a signal that the infected person should begin home isolation and continue until all lesions have healed, scabs have fallen off and a new layer of skin has formed.

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From thousands of feet above, the bay is a broad sheet of blue, flecked by scabs of land and coastline.

At the same time, Gen Z’s army of TikTok creators linked virtual arms with striking workers at Kellogg’s, using their internet savvy to hobble the breakfast titan’s efforts to undermine the strike by hiring scab workers.

Before vaccines, physicians would blow smallpox scabs up people’s noses or stab them with pus-laced needles to build up their resistance to the virus.

Late last week, Baez was successful in scratching the ugly scab of Anthony family dysfunction.

The vesicles dry gradually, and between the fourteenth and twentieth days the scab falls off, leaving a pitted scar.

Across his back there was a furrow through his fur, and a long scab where a bullet had raked him.

I think the colonial surgeons call the disease the "bush scab;" and that it is occasioned by a filthy mode of life.

These continue for a short time, break, discharge their matter, and are followed by a blackish scab.

There is not the least bit of sense in belonging to a union if you are to become a "scab" when you go to the ballot-box.


On this page you'll find 100 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scab, such as: layer, skin, surface, band, bloom, and border.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.