smallpox Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"smallpox" in British English

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smallpoxnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsmɔːl.pɒks/  us   /ˈsmɑːl.pɑːks/
an ​extremelyinfectiousdisease that ​causes a ​fever, ​spots on the ​skin, and often ​death
(Definition of smallpox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smallpoxnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsmɔlˌpɑks/
an ​extremelyinfectiousviraldisease that ​causesfever, ​spots on the ​skin, and often ​death: smallpox vaccinations
(Definition of smallpox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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