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 in a Sentence
Some birds nest in tree cavities.
I had two cavities filled at the dentist's.
Recent Examples of cavity from the Web
Whether experienced on bass or alto sax, his feel-it-in-your-chest-cavity sound is both scarily massive and profoundly nuanced, able to both evoke a herd of raging elephants and graceful dip of a ballerina.
Sea spiders have no coelum, the body cavity in which most animals keep internal organs such as their guts.
The drama is often contrived; the understanding of how magazines work is misinformed even for a TV show; the tone is saccharine enough to give even the most patient viewers cavities.
One or two people die per year when a barb pierces the chest cavity.
Atkinson shares his favorite pairing with Miraval rose: Grill peaches on both sides and then let a dollop of blue-triple cream Cambozola cheese soften in the cavity.
As the illness progresses, gut tissue becomes increasingly inflamed and often starts to die, which can, in turn, rupture the intestine and flood the abdominal cavity with pathogenic microbes that proliferate to dangerous levels.
Your teeth can get cavities just reading that exhaustive list.)
The customization required significant cavities be hollowed out inside the Strat, including the neck, which was stuffed with wires interconnecting the LEDs.
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Origin and Etymology of cavity
Medieval French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus
First Known Use: 1541See Words from the same year
CAVITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cavity for English Language Learners
: a hole or space inside something
: a hole formed in a tooth by decay
CAVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of cavity for Students
1 : a small hole formed in a tooth by decay
2 : a hollow place The explosion left a cavity in the ground.
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