A pockmark is a small, concave scar on a person's skin. Pockmarks can be caused by severe acne.

People who have a lot of pimples as teenagers sometimes end up with pockmarks on their faces as adults. Any serious skin condition — including chickenpox or insect bites — can result in a pockmark. You can also use this word as a verb, either to mean "mark with scars," or to describe something that reminds you of pockmarked skin: "The rain pockmarks the smooth sand on the beach."

Definitions of pockmark

n a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease

Type of:
cicatrice, cicatrix, scar
a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

v mark with or as if with pockmarks

“Her face was pockmarked by the disease”
Type of:
mark, pit, pock, scar
mark with a scar

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