Part of speech: noun

An infectious eruptive disease.

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Usage examples "measles":

  1. In fact, the only times she could remember their being separated at night was when Alice had the measles, and one other time, when she herself had gone for a short visit to her grandmother with her father. - "Peggy in Her Blue Frock", Eliza Orne White.
  2. All children have the measles, don't they? - "Here and Hereafter", Barry Pain.
  3. Your romance is very pretty, dear; we all have it when we are young, as we have the measles and the whooping- cough. - "Trumps", George William Curtis.