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cavernous

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adjective cav·ern·ous \ˈka-vər-nəs\

Simple Definition of cavernous

  • of a building or room : resembling a large cave : very large

Full Definition of cavernous

  1. 1 a :  having caverns or cavities b of animal tissue :  composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about the erection of a body part

  2. 2 :  constituting or suggesting a cavern <a cavernous warehouse>

cav·ern·ous·ly adverb

Examples of cavernous

  1. We toured the cavernous airplane hangar.

  2. The dance was held in a cavernous hall.



15th Century

First Known Use of cavernous

15th century


CAVERNOUS Defined for Kids

cavernous

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adjective cav·ern·ous \ˈka-vər-nəs\

Definition of cavernous

  1. 1 :  having caverns or hollow places

  2. 2 :  like a cavern in being large and hollow <a cavernous cellar>




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cavernous

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adjective cav·ern·ous \ˈkav-ər-nəs\

Medical Definition of cavernous

  1. 1:  having caverns or cavities

  2. 2of tissue :  composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about the erection of a body part




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