cataract Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cataract” in the English Dictionary

"cataract" in British English

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cataractnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæt.ə.rækt/  us   /ˈkæt̬-/

cataract noun [C] (DISEASE)

a ​disease in which an ​area of someone's ​eyebecomes less ​clear so that they cannot ​seeclearly, or the ​areaaffected in this way

cataract noun [C] (WATER FEATURE)

literary a ​large waterfall
(Definition of cataract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cataractnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæt̬·əˌrækt/

cataract noun [C] (EYE CONDITION)

an ​area of the ​eye that ​changes to ​becomeunclear, causing a ​person not to ​see well, or this ​condition of the ​eye

cataract noun [C] (FALLING WATER)

a ​place in a ​river where the ​waterfalls to a ​lowerlevel
(Definition of cataract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cataract”
in Spanish catarata…
in Vietnamese bệnh đục thể thủy tinh…
in Malaysian katarak…
in Thai ต้อ…
in French cataracte…
in German grauer Star…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, 白内障…
in Turkish katarakt…
in Russian катаракта…
in Indonesian katarak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, 白內障…
in Polish zaćma…
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