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Definitions of cavity

  1. (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. space that is surrounded by something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A hollow place: hollowness: an opening. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A hollow place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A hollow or sunken space; hole. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A hollow in anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. See cave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A hollow, enclosed or cup-shaped; e.g. amniotic, glenoid cavity. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for cavity

  1. There was already a cavity in the arch, which saved labour. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  2. So he pulled himself along in the darkness on his back to the cavity and sought shelter within it. – The Flag by Homer Greene
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