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cadaverous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadaverous  \Ca*dav"er*ous\,  a.  [L.  cadaverosus.] 
  1.  Having  the  appearance  or  color  of  a  dead  human  body;  pale; 
  ghastly;  as  a  cadaverous  look 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  or  having  the  qualities  of  a  dead 
  body.  ``The  scent  cadaverous.''  --  {Ca*dav"er*ous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Ca*dav"er*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cadaverous 
  adj  :  very  thin  especially  from  disease  or  hunger  or  cold; 
  "emaciated  bony  hands";  "a  nightmare  population  of 
  gaunt  men  and  skeletal  boys";  "eyes  were  haggard  and 
  cavernous";  "small  pinched  faces";  kept  life  in  his 
  wasted  frame  only  by  grim  concentration"  [syn:  {bony}, 
  {emaciated},  {gaunt},  {haggard},  {pinched},  {skeletal}, 
  {wasted}] 




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