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cavity

noun cav·i·ty \ˈka-və-tē\

: a hole or space inside something

: a hole formed in a tooth by decay

plural cav·i·ties

Full Definition of CAVITY

1
:  an unfilled space within a mass; especially :  a hollowed-out space
2
:  an area of decay in a tooth :  caries

Examples of CAVITY

  1. Some birds nest in tree cavities.
  2. I had two cavities filled at the dentist's.

Origin of CAVITY

Middle French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus
First Known Use: 1541

Rhymes with CAVITY

CAVITY Defined for Kids

cavity

noun cav·i·ty \ˈka-və-tē\
plural cav·i·ties

Definition of CAVITY for Kids

1
:  a small hole formed in a tooth by decay
2
:  a hollow place <The explosion left a cavity in the ground.>
Medical Dictionary

cavity

noun cav·i·ty \ˈkav-ət-ē\
plural cav·i·ties

Medical Definition of CAVITY

1
:  an unfilled space within a mass—see pelvic cavity
2
:  an area of decay in a tooth :  caries
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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