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CAVERNOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cavernous mean? 

CAVERNOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CAVERNOUS has 2 senses:

1. being or suggesting a cavern
2. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

  Familiarity information: CAVERNOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAVERNOUS (adjective)


Sense 1cavernous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or suggesting a cavern

Context example:

vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone

Similar:

hollow (not solid; having a space or gap or cavity)


Sense 2cavernous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

Synonyms:

cavernous; erectile

Context examples:

erectile tissue / the penis is an erectile organ

Similar:

expansive (able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


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