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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Livid  \Liv"id\,  a.  [L.  lividus  from  livere  to  be  of  a  blush 
  color,  to  be  black  and  blue:  cf  F.  livide.] 
  Black  and  blue;  grayish  blue;  of  a  lead  color;  discolored,  as 
  flesh  by  contusion.  --Cowper. 
 
  There  followed  no  carbuncles,  no  purple  or  livid  spots, 
  the  mass  of  the  blood  not  being  tainted.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  livid 
  adj  1:  ash-colored  or  anemic  looking  from  illness  or  emotion;  "a 
  face  turned  ashen";  "the  invalid's  blanched  cheeks"; 
  "tried  to  speak  with  bloodless  lips";  "a  face  livid 
  with  shock";  "lips...livid  with  the  hue  of  death"- 
  Mary  W.  Shelley;  "lips  white  with  terror";  "a  face 
  white  with  rage"  [syn:  {ashen},  {blanched},  {bloodless}, 
  {white}] 
  2:  (of  a  light)  imparting  a  deathlike  luminosity;  "livid 
  lightning  streaked  the  sky";  "a  thousand 
  flambeaux...turned  all  at  once  that  deep  gloom  into  a 
  livid  and  preternatural  day"-  E.A.Poe 
  3:  (informal)  furiously  angry;  "willful  stupidity  makes  him 
  absolutely  livid" 
  4:  discolored  by  coagulation  of  blood  beneath  the  skin;  "beaten 
  black  and  blue";  "livid  bruises"  [syn:  {black-and-blue}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  LIVID 
  Language  Identification  and  Voice  IDentification 
 
 




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