Part of speech: adjective

Pathol. Affected with leprosy; unclean.

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Usage examples "leprous":

  1. 1335- 1349, is very curious:-" Let every Leprous brother receive from the property of the Hospital for his living and all necessaries, whatever he has been accustomed to receive by the custom observed of old, in the said Hospital, namely- Every week seven loaves, five white, and two brown made from the grain as thrashed. - "The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses", Robert Charles Hope.
  2. This oil has proved useful when applied externally for troublesome skin diseases of the leprous type. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. A few honest folk, with the gift of a second sight in such matters, discover their uncanny presence- leprous impurity, insane blasphemy, and the stony grin of unearthly malice- and keep aloof. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.