Part of speech: noun

An acute, infectious disease.

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Usage examples "smallpox":

  1. And as for the smallpox, it was once in my grandfather's time, and it could not be the English that could send it to us then, there being no English in the country. - "Stories of New Jersey", Frank Richard Stockton.
  2. The smallpox sickness was very bad. - "White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor", A. J. Bueltmann.
  3. Professor Foxwell who made his acquaintance in Japan, gives the following account of his personal manner in his delightful Reminiscences of Lafcadio Hearn, read before the Japan Society in London: I had just recovered from smallpox when I first met Hearn, and must have been an extraordinary object. - "Lafcadio Hearn", Nina H. Kennard.