cadaverous


ca·dav·er·ous

adjective \kə-ˈdav-rəs, -ˈda-vər-əs\

: looking very thin and pale : resembling a corpse

Full Definition of CADAVEROUS

1
a :  of or relating to a corpse
b :  suggestive of corpses or tombs
2
a :  pallid, livid
b :  gaunt, emaciated
ca·dav·er·ous·ly adverb

Examples of CADAVEROUS

  1. A tall, cadaverous man led us into the library.
  2. <everyone always looks cadaverous in the winter>

First Known Use of CADAVEROUS

1627

ca·dav·er·ous

adjective \kə-ˈdav-(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CADAVEROUS

1
: of or relating to a corpse
2
of a complexion : being pallid or livid like a corpse

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