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CATARACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cataract mean? 

CATARACT (noun)
  The noun CATARACT has 2 senses:

1. clouding of the natural lens of the eye
2. a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

  Familiarity information: CATARACT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CATARACT (noun)


Sense 1cataract [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clouding of the natural lens of the eye

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

eye disease (any disease of the eye)


Sense 2cataract [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

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

falls; waterfall (a steep descent of the water of a river)


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