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lep·ro·sy

leprosy

 
pronunciation:
le pr si
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part of speech: noun
definition: a disease of the skin and nerves caused by infection. People with leprosy have sores on their skin and lose feeling in their bodies. They sometimes lose fingers and toes.
In the past, people with leprosy were greatly feared and forced to live far away from others.
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