leper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lepre, leprosy, from Old French [Term?], from Latin leprae, lepra, from Ancient Greek λέπρα (lépra).

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leper (plural lepers, feminine lepress)

  1. A person who has leprosy, a person suffering from Hansen's disease.
  2. (figuratively) Synonym of outcast: A person who is shunned, a pariah.

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leper (third-person singular simple present lepers, present participle lepering, simple past and past participle lepered)

  1. (now rare) To afflict with leprosy.
  2. (figuratively, now rare) Synonym of infect.
  3. (figuratively, now rare) Synonym of disfigure.
  4. (figuratively, now rare) Synonym of taint.
  5. (figuratively, now rare) Synonym of ostracize.

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