caverned


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cav·ern

 (kăv′ərn)
n.
1. A large cave.
2. A large underground chamber, as in a cave.
tr.v. cav·erned, cav·ern·ing, cav·erns
1. To enclose in or as if in a cavern.
2. To hollow out.

[Middle English caverne, from Old French, from Latin caverna, from cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]