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

synonyms for scab

  • blister
  • crater
  • defect
  • discoloration
  • disfigurement
  • flaw
  • wound
  • cicatrice
  • cicatrix
  • hurt
  • mark
  • pockmark
  • track
See also synonyms for: scabbed / scabbing
  • eruption
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • sores
  • scabies
  • dermatitis
  • skin disease
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        How to use scab in a sentence

        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
        The cry of "outside agitators" was forgotten long enough to go outside in search of notorious gunmen and scab-herders.
        THE EVERETT MASSACREWALKER C. SMITH
        On the scab tugboat Edison, moored at the north side of the dock, men armed with rifles lay in waiting.
        THE EVERETT MASSACREWALKER C. SMITH
        Scab Johnny says he loaned Mac a dry outfit an' the old boy dug out for breakfast at seven o'clock an' ain't been around since.
        CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
        Scab Johnny explained that he had promised the crew double wages and a bonus of a hundred dollars each for the trip.
        CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
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        Choose the synonym for trace
        lull

        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
        • dermatitis
        • eczema
        • eruption
        • psoriasis
        • scab
        • scabies
        • skin disease
        • sores
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