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scab

noun uk   /skæb/ us  

scab noun (SKIN COVERING)

[C] a rough surface made of dried blood that forms over a cut or broken skin while it is healing
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[U] a plant or animal disease that causes rough areas on the skin

scab noun (WORKER)

[C] informal disapproving an insulting word for a person who continues working while other people in the organization are on strike
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