cadaverous

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adjective ca·dav·er·ous \kə-ˈdav-rəs, -ˈda-vər-əs\

Definition of cadaverous

  1. 1a :  of or relating to a corpse the cadaverous odors of the battlefieldb :  suggestive of corpses or tombs

  2. 2a :  pallid, lividb :  gaunt, emaciated grossly underweight, he appeared cadaverous, like a living skeleton

cadaverously

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Examples of cadaverous in a Sentence

  1. A tall, cadaverous man led us into the library.

  2. everyone always looks cadaverous in the winter

1627

First Known Use of cadaverous

1627


CADAVEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

cadaverous

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adjective ca·dav·er·ous \kə-ˈdav-rəs, -ˈda-vər-əs\

Definition of cadaverous for English Language Learners

  • : looking very thin and pale : resembling a corpse


Medical Dictionary

cadaverous

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adjective ca·dav·er·ous \kə-ˈdav-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of cadaverous

  1. 1:  of or relating to a corpse

  2. 2of a complexion :  being pallid or livid like a corpse



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