Meaning of “cataract” in the English Dictionary

"cataract" in British English

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cataractnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæt.ə.rækt/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.rækt/

cataract noun [ C ] (DISEASE)

a disease in which an area of someone's eye becomes less clear so that they cannot see clearly, or the area affected 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)

"cataract" in American English

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cataractnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæt̬·əˌrækt/

cataract noun [ C ] (EYE CONDITION)

an area of the eye that changes to become unclear, 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 water falls to a lower level

(Definition of “cataract” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)