Adjective "warts" definition and examples

(Warts may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɔːt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
  1. 'These benign warts are caused by human papilloma virus; genotypes 6 and 11 are found in over 90% of cases.'
  2. 'Salicylic acid and other wart treatments also destroy healthy skin so it is important to protect the skin around the wart - use petroleum jelly or a corn plaster to cover it.'
  3. 'The skin cells in the warts releases thousands of viruses, so close skin-to-skin contact can pass on the infection.'
  4. 'Benign skin growths include warts, moles, or corns, which are rarely serious problems.'
  5. 'Hiccups, heartburn, colds and warts are often treated with remedies passed down from one generation to another.'
  6. 'The length of time between when a person is exposed to the virus that causes warts and when a wart appears varies.'
  7. 'Pott suggested that chimney soot contained carcinogens that could cause the growth of the warts seen in scrotal cancer.'
  8. 'Cutaneous viral warts are discrete benign epithelial proliferations caused by the human papilloma virus.'
  9. 'We have gathered together some of our favorites-from juice concoctions for arthritis to vinegar for warts.'
  10. 'They diagnosed diseases such as warts and hernias.'
  11. 'But the strange thing was that only a few weeks after the trees had been successfully transplanted, some of the warts had burst open and given birth to clouds of insects.'
  12. 'The skin is often decorated with warts and filaments that look like tassels.'
  13. 'The Chinese have a tradition of breaking open the seed of brucea javonica and taping directly over warts and excrescences to stimulate their dissolution.'
  14. 'few products are without their warts'

More definitions

1. a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus.

2. any small protuberance, as on the surface of certain plants, the skin of certain animals, etc.

3. any unattractive detrimental feature or aspect: The biography presents the full story of the prime minister's political career, warts and all.

4. venereal wart.

More examples(as adjective)

"datas can be warts."

"treatments can be warts."

"revisions can be warts."

Origin

(wart)Old English wearte, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wrat and German Warze.

Phrase

warts and all