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1. Suggestive of death; corpselike: a cadaverous odor.
a. Of corpselike pallor; pallid: "I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window" (Charles Dickens).
b. Emaciated; gaunt: a cadaverous mongrel picking through the garbage.
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1. of or like a corpse, esp in being deathly pale; ghastly
2. thin and haggard; gaunt
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ca•dav•er•ous(kəˈdæv ər əs)
1. of or like a corpse.
2. pale; ghastly.
3. haggard and thin.
[1620–30; < Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||cadaverous - 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"|
|2.||cadaverous - of or relating to a cadaver or corpse; "we had long anticipated his cadaverous end"|
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adjective deathly, pale, ghastly, wan, blanched, gaunt, haggard, emaciated, bloodless, pallid, ashen, hollow-eyed, corpse-like, like death warmed up (informal), deathlike a tall, thin man with a cadaverous face
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1. Gruesomely suggestive of ghosts or death:
2. Lacking color:
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cadaverous[kəˈdævərəs] ADJ → cadavérico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cadaverous[kəˈdævərəs] adj [person, face] → cadavérique; [appearance] → cadavéreux/euse
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cadaverous[kəˈdæv/ərəs] adj (frm) → cadaverico/a
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