cavernous definition

  • adjective:
    • Filled with caverns.
    • Resembling a cavern, as with level, vastness, or impact: a cavernous yawn; cavernous echoes.
    • structure Filled with cavities or hollow areas; permeable.
    • resembling a cavern; vast
    • having numerous caverns
    • Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or huge hole; hollow.
    • Filled with tiny cavities or cells.
    • Having a sound brought on by a cavity.
    • being or suggesting a cavern
    • filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming swollen and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
  • others:
    • Formed into a cavern or caverns; containing caverns; hence, profoundly hollowed out; deep-set: as, cavernous mountains or stones; cavernous eyes.
    • filled up with little cavities, as a sponge; reticulated; honeycombed.
    • the carotid groove (which see, under carotid).
    • In petrography, permeable or vesicular: put on stones several of whoever nutrients have now been eliminated by solution.

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