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I only started playing piano because I had chickenpox when I was about 14 and wasn't allowed to play my drums for a whole week... We had a piano in the house, so I just sat down and played that instead.
Taylor Hawkins

Meaning of "chickenpox" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICKENPOX

chickenpox  [ˈtʃɪkɪnˌpɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICKENPOX

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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chickenpox is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHICKENPOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chickenpox

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus. It usually starts with a vesicular skin rash mainly on the body and head rather than on the limbs. The rash develops into itchy, raw pockmarks, which mostly heal without scarring. On examination, the observer typically finds skin lesions at various stages of healing and also ulcers in the oral cavity and tonsil areas. The disease is most commonly observed in children. Chickenpox is an airborne disease which spreads easily through coughing or sneezing by ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. A person with chickenpox is infectious one to two days before the rash appears. They remain contagious until all lesions have crusted over. Immunocompromised patients are contagious during the entire period as new lesions keep appearing. Crusted lesions are not contagious. Chickenpox has been observed in other primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas. The origin of the term chicken pox, which is recorded as being used since 1684, is not reliably known.

Definition of chickenpox in the English dictionary

The definition of chickenpox in the dictionary is a highly communicable viral disease most commonly affecting children, characterized by slight fever and the eruption of a rash.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHICKENPOX


box
bɒks
cowpox
ˈkaʊˌpɒks
cox
kɒks
fowlpox
ˈfaʊlˌpɒks
fox
fɒks
horsepox
ˈhɔːsˌpɒks
inbox
ˈɪnˌbɒks
jukebox
ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks
Knox
nɒks
locks
lɒks
orthodox
ˈɔːθəˌdɒks
ox
ɒks
pox
pɒks
rocks
rɒks
scrumpox
ˈskrʌmˌpɒks
smallpox
ˈsmɔːlˌpɒks
sox
sɒks
stocks
stɒks
swinepox
ˈswaɪnˌpɒks
waterpox
ˈwɔːtərˌpɒks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICKENPOX

chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken out
chicken run
chicken wire
chicken-breasted
chicken-fried
chicken-fried steak
chicken-hearted
chicken-heartedly
chicken-heartedness
chicken-livered
chickenshit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICKENPOX

black box
Botox
collection box
detox
equinox
gearbox
hotbox
hox
light box
lunchbox
mailbox
Nox
out of the box
paradox
PO box
sandbox
the box
the pox
vox
Xerox

Synonyms and antonyms of chickenpox in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chickenpox» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICKENPOX

Find out the translation of chickenpox to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chickenpox from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chickenpox» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

水痘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

varicela
570 millions of speakers

English

chickenpox
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चेचक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جُدَرِيُّ الـمَاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ветряная оспа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catapora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জল বসন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

varicelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cacar air
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Windpocken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水疱瘡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수두
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cacar banyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh thủy đậu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சின்னம்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कांजिण्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Suçiçeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

varicella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ospa wietrzna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вітряна віспа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

varicelă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανεμοβλογιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waterpokkies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vattkoppor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vannkopper
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chickenpox

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKENPOX»

The term «chickenpox» is regularly used and occupies the 71.645 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKENPOX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chickenpox

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QUOTES WITH «CHICKENPOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chickenpox.
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Taylor Hawkins
I only started playing piano because I had chickenpox when I was about 14 and wasn't allowed to play my drums for a whole week... We had a piano in the house, so I just sat down and played that instead.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICKENPOX»

Discover the use of chickenpox in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chickenpox and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chickenpox
Staying healthy and well is important, but everyone has experienced at least one bout of illness or minor injury. In this series, readers explore some typical health issues that affect children.
Elaine Landau, 2009
2
Chickenpox
"Provides comprehensive information on the causes, treatment, and history of chickenpox"--Provided by publisher.
Gretchen Hoffmann, 2008
3
The Chickenpox Vaccine: A New Epidemic of Disease and Corruption
In 1995, the FDA licensed a vaccine to protect against a common childhood disease.
Mark Orrin, Gary S. Goldman, 2006
4
Chickenpox and shingles
Explores the history of chicken pox and shingles, discussing their symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, 1998
5
Chickenpox
Describes what chicken pox is, how the body fights this disease, how it is spread, symptoms, treatment, and new vaccinations to prevent chicken pox.
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, 2001
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Chickenpox Reader's Theater Script and Lesson
T. HEATER (cont.) 3. Display the Cluster Map graphic organizer (page 91 or clustermap.pdf) and write Chickenpox in the center of it. Tell students to look for the main ideas in the script as they read it.
Cathy Mackey Davis, 2014
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Chickenpox
Provides a brief introduction to the effects of the chicken pox virus, its possible prevention, and ways to make the patient more comfortable.
Sharon Gordon, Nanci Reginelli Vargus, Jayne L. Waddell, 2002
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The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child ...
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. Most children in the United States experience chickenpox before they are school- aged. A vaccine against chickenpox is now available. Although chickenpox is not a ...
Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder, 2000
9
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
Most people have immunity to chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus); therefore the issue of whether mothers with chickenpox can breastfeed is uncommon. Those who have not had chickenpox and are not immune (5-15 percent of adults) are ...
Jan Riordan, 2005
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Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z ...
NPOX Symptoms of Chickenpox The first signs that a child is coming down with chickenpox usually include some combination of the following: • Moderate fever • Headache • Fatigue • Achiness • Sore throat. A day or two after these first ...
Janet Zand, Robert Rountree, Bob Rountree, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICKENPOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chickenpox is used in the context of the following news items.
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Editorial: State aims at outbreaks
That chickenpox outbreak at Western — and another three months earlier at Taylor Community School Corp. — spotlights the importance of ... «Kokomo Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Back-to-school immunizations in Stratford
... rubella (MMR) and two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or documentation that the student has had a confirmed case of this disease. «CT Post, Jul 15»
3
Do Mexican Immigrants Bring Disease Into The US? Donald Trump …
And outbreaks of chickenpox have at times plagued immigrant facilities. But it's hardly the torrent of “tremendous infectious disease” Trump has ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
State should pass vaccine requirement for children
Last year, the overall rate for measles-mumps-rubella, polio, hepatitis B, chickenpox, and whooping cough vaccination was 82.7 percent — a ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
5
There's a reason for the lack of erudition
Whooping cough, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, even chickenpox all ravaged my pre-teen body. Seems like there was a new disease every ... «Ocala, Jul 15»
6
Mayo Edge: Vaccine recommended for older adults even if they've …
I did have chickenpox when I was a child. Is the shingles vaccine something you'd recommend for someone like me? What are the side effects? «Post-Bulletin, Jul 15»
7
My experience of 'signing on' at the Job Centre
He states that all his young children were really struggling with chickenpox and he contracted the virus too. His work coach challenges him:. «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
8
Doctors misdiagnose sepsis, review warns
According to CMPA, the cases, for the most part, occurred between 2003 and 2010 - included a nine-yearold boy with chickenpox who died of ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
9
The Sting of Shingles
If you've ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Shingles is a sometimes-agonizing ... «Odisha Samaya, Jun 15»
10
Chickenpox revisited (shingles)
When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chickenpox.” It was a welcome ... «Frost Illustrated, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chickenpox [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chickenpox>. Nov 2019 ».
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