scab

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scab
  • noun
    A dry, rough protective crust that forms over a cut or wound during healing. (As this mesh dries, it hardens and forms a scab to protect the wound as it heals.)
    Mange or a similar skin disease in animals. (The state was also called in to deal with stock disease, especially scab - a major constraint on wool production.)
    A person or thing regarded with dislike and disgust.
    verb
    Become encrusted or covered with a scab or scabs. (I had a cut on my arm that had scabbed over)
    Act or work as a scab.

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