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  1. scurvy

    • IPA[ˈskəːvi]

    英式

    • n.
      a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds, which particularly affected poorly nourished sailors until the end of the 18th century
    • adj.
      worthless or contemptible
    • noun: scurvy

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds, which particularly affected poorly nourished sailors until the end of the 18th century the ravages of scurvy the curative effects on scurvy victims

    形容詞

    • 1. archaic worthless or contemptible that was a scurvy trick