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scab

scab

 
pronunciation:
skaeb
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the protective crust that forms over a wound during the healing process.
definition 2: someone who works in place of a striking employee or refuses to join or support the actions of a labor union.
definition 3: mange or scabies in domestic or farm animals.
definition 4: a fungal or bacterial disease of plants that causes crusty spots on the stems, leaves, fruit, or roots, or an incrustation caused by this disease.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scabbed, scabbing, scabs
definition 1: to develop or form a scab, as a sore or wound.
definition 2: to take the place of a striking worker; act as a scab.
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derivation: scablike (adj.)
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