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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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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