Cataract

  • 21cataract —   1. See waterfall.   2. Disease. Makai a, ōnohiāi a.    ♦ Remove a cataract, kā …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 22cataract — katarakta statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Palyginti neaukštas platus vandeningas krioklys (pvz., Kongo, Nilo kataraktos). atitikmenys: angl. cataract vok. Katarakt, m rus. большой водопад, m; катаракт, m …

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  • 23cataract — noun Etymology: Latin cataracta waterfall, portcullis, from Greek kataraktēs, from katarassein to dash down, from kata + arassein to strike, dash Date: 14th century 1. [Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 24cataract — waterfall, a very steep fall in a watercourse …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 25cataract — Opacity of the lens of the eye …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 26cataract — noun a) A large waterfall; steep rapids in a river. The cataracts on the Nile helped compartiment Upper Egypt, since the Pharaonic age marking several nome boundaries b) A downpour, flood of water …

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  • 27cataract — Synonyms and related words: Niagara, ablepsia, amaurosis, benightedness, blepharitis, blind side, blind spot, blindfolding, blinding, blindness, blurring the eyes, cascade, cataclysm, cecity, choroiditis, chute, collapse, come down, comedown,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 28cataract — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. waterfall, downspout (See water). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. waterfall, rapids, torrent, deluge; see flood 1 , water 2 , waterfall . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An abundant, usually overwhelming flow …

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  • 29cataract — cat|a|ract [ kætə,rækt ] noun count 1. ) a medical condition affecting your eyes in which they become white and you gradually lose the ability to see 2. ) LITERARY a large WATERFALL …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 30cataract — [15] Greek kataráktēs meant literally ‘swooping down, rushing down’; it was a derivative of the verb katarássein, a compound formed from the prefix katá ‘down’ (which appears in a wide range of English words, including cataclysm, catalepsy,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 31cataract — cat·a·ract || kætÉ™rækt n. cascade, waterfall, downpour; clouding of the lens of the eye (Medical) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 32cataract — [ katərakt] noun 1》 a large waterfall. 2》 a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. Origin ME: from L. cataracta waterfall, floodgate , also portcullis , from Gk kataraktēs down… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 33cataract — (G). Falling down …

    Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • 34cataract — n. 1. Waterfall, fall, cascade. 2. (Med.) Obstructed sight, loss of sight (from opacity of the crystalline lens) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 35cataract — noun (C) 1 a medical condition of the eye in which the lens (3) of your eye becomes white instead of clear, so that you cannot see 2 literary a large waterfall …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 36cataract — n 1. cascade, waterfall, falls, sault; rapids, race. 2. niagara, debacle, avalanche, torrent, downpour; deluge, alluvion, inundation, washout, flood …

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  • 37cataract — cat·a·ract …

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  • 38cataract — [ˈkætəˌrækt] noun [C] a white area that grows on your eye as a result of disease. It makes you gradually lose your sight …

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  • 39cataract — cat•a•ract [[t]ˈkæt əˌrækt[/t]] n. 1) a descent of water over a steep surface; a waterfall, esp. one of considerable size 2) any furious rush or downpour of water; deluge 3) oph a) an abnormality of the eye characterized by opacity of the lens b) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40cataract — /ˈkætərækt / (say katuhrakt) noun 1. a descent of water over a steep surface; a waterfall, especially one of considerable size. 2. any furious rush or downpour of water; deluge. 3. an abnormality of the eye, characterised by opacity of the lens.… …

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