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English definition of “cadaverous”

cadaverous

adjective     /kəˈdæv.ər.əs/ US  /-ɚ-/
looking pale, thin, and ill: cadaverous featuresThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thinNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
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