(noun, verb)


1. a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

Similar word(s): lues, syph, syphilis

Definition categories: state, dose

2. a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

Definition categories: state, contagion


1. (transitive, dated) To infect with the pox, or syphilis.