What does the word leprous mean?

Usage examples for leprous

  1. This oil has proved useful when applied externally for troublesome skin diseases of the leprous type. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  2. 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 by J. Sheridan Le Fanu