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1. leprosy

noun. ['ˈlɛprəsi'] chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.

Synonyms

  • erythema nodosum leprosum
  • infectious disease
  • ENL
  • Hansen's disease
  • lepromatous leprosy

Etymology

  • leprosia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Leprosy

  • accuracy
  • adequacy
  • advocacy
  • agassi
  • almasy
  • argosy
  • aristocracy
  • autocracy
  • barkocy
  • biopharmacy
  • bluesy
  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
  • confederacy
  • confederacy
  • conspiracy
  • courtesy
  • degeneracy
  • delicacy

How do you pronounce leprosy?

Pronounce leprosy as ˈlɛprəsi.

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Sentences with leprosy


1. Adjective, superlative
This isolated area is where victims of Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, were banished.

2. Adjective
Henna was used as an antiseptic for sores and to treat jaundice, leprosy and smallpox.

Quotes about leprosy


1. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy...walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, 'Business as usual.' But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals
- Henry Miller, The Time of the Assassins: a Study of Rimbaud

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