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See definition of scab on Dictionary.com
  • as incrust
  • as infink
  • as inflake
  • as inmange
  • as inscar
  • as inflake

synonyms for scab

  • layer
  • skin
  • surface
  • band
  • bloom
  • border
  • caking
  • coat
  • concretion
  • covering
  • edge
  • encrustation
  • film
  • hull
  • incrustation
  • integument
  • outside
  • rind
  • shell
  • verge
See also synonyms for: scabbed / scabbing
  • canary
  • narc
  • nark
  • rat
  • snake
  • snitch
  • squealer
  • stoolie
  • tattletale
  • tipster
  • weasel
  • whistle-blower
  • stool pigeon

antonyms for scab

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  • core
  • interior
  • middle
  • center
  • inside
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        How to use scab in a sentence

        This wound eventually forms a scab and can shed virus, so it must be properly cared for.
        EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MONKEYPOX VACCINESJESSICA HAMZELOUAUGUST 3, 2022MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
        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.
        WHY IT'S WAY HARDER TO GET TESTED FOR MONKEYPOX THAN IT SHOULD BEJEFFREY KLUGERJULY 22, 2022TIME
        From thousands of feet above, the bay is a broad sheet of blue, flecked by scabs of land and coastline.
        VOLUNTEER PILOTS FLY IN THE HOLIDAY CHEERCHRISTINA TKACIKDECEMBER 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
        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.
        THE LEFT-WING CAUSE THAT DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED TO EMBRACEMAX BURNSDECEMBER 17, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
        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.
        IT MIGHT NOT ALWAYS TAKE YEARS TO DEVELOP VACCINESULA CHROBAKNOVEMBER 19, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
        The vesicles dry gradually, and between the fourteenth and twentieth days the scab falls off, leaving a pitted scar.
        ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
        Across his back there was a furrow through his fur, and a long scab where a bullet had raked him.
        THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
        I think the colonial surgeons call the disease the "bush scab;" and that it is occasioned by a filthy mode of life.
        THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, ISSUE 368, MAY 2, 1829VARIOUS
        These continue for a short time, break, discharge their matter, and are followed by a blackish scab.
        A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
        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.
        THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
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        WORDS RELATED TO SCAB

        • band
        • bloom
        • border
        • caking
        • coat
        • concretion
        • covering
        • edge
        • encrustation
        • film
        • hull
        • incrustation
        • integument
        • layer
        • outside
        • rind
        • scab
        • shell
        • skin
        • surface
        • verge
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