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English noun: cavity

1. cavity (object) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)


SamplesThey dug a pit to bury the body.


Synonymspit


Broader (hypernym)hole, hollow


Narrower (hyponym)barbecue pit, borrow pit, divot, fire pit, quicksand, sandpit, sawpit, tar pit, trou-de-loup

2. cavity (shape) space that is surrounded by something


Synonymsenclosed space


Broader (hypernym)space


Narrower (hyponym)hollow, pocket, pouch, sac, sack

3. cavity (process) soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth


Synonymscaries, dental caries, tooth decay


Broader (hypernym)decay

4. cavity (body) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body


Synonymsbodily cavity, cavum


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)abdomen, abdominal cavity, amniotic cavity, antrum, archenteron, armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa, blastocele, blastocoel, blastocoele, blind gut, buccal cavity, bursa omentalis, caecum, cecum, celom, celoma, chamber, chest cavity, cleavage cavity, cloaca, coelom, cranial cavity, cranial orbit, eye socket, fossa, greater peritoneal sac, intracranial cavity, laryngopharynx, lesser peritoneal cavity, locule, loculus, lumen, mediastinum, middle ear, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, omental bursa, orbit, orbital cavity, oropharynx, pelvic cavity, pelvis, pericardial cavity, pericardial space, peritoneal cavity, pit, pleural cavity, pulp cavity, renal pelvis, sac, segmentation cavity, sinus, socket, thoracic cavity, tubular cavity, tympanic cavity, tympanum, uterine cavity, vacuole, ventricle, vestibule


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy









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