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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cadaver mean? 

CADAVER (noun)
  The noun CADAVER has 1 sense:

1. the dead body of a human being

  Familiarity information: CADAVER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CADAVER (noun)

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The dead body of a human being

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


cadaver; corpse; remains; stiff; clay

Context examples:

the cadaver was intended for dissection / the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse / the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river / honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

Hypernyms ("cadaver" is a kind of...):

body; dead body (a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cadaver"):

cremains (the remains of a dead body after cremation)

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