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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.


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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