- cataracts1) N-COUNT: usu pl, N n Cataracts are layers over a person's eyes that prevent them from seeing properly. Cataracts usually develop because of old age or illness.
In one study, light smokers were found to be more than twice as likely to get cataracts as non-smokers...
Age is not a factor in cataract surgery.2) N-COUNT A cataract is a large waterfall. [LITERARY]
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cataract — [kat′ə rakt΄] n. [ME cataracte, floodgate (of heaven), cataract (of the eye) < L cataracta, a waterfall, portcullis < Gr katarhaktēs < katarhassein, to dash down < kata , down + rhassein, to strike or ? arassein, to smite] 1. a large… … English World dictionary
Cataract — Cat a*ract, n. [L. cataracta, catarracles, a waterfall, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to break down; in the passive, to fall or rush down (of tumors) to burst; kata down + ? to break.] 1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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cataract — (n.) early 15c., from L. cataracta waterfall, from Gk. katarhaktes waterfall, broken water; swooping, rushing down; portcullis, noun use of adjective from kata down (see CATA (Cf. cata )) + arhattein to strike hard. Its alternative sense in Latin … Etymology dictionary
cataract — n *flood, deluge, inundation, torrent, spate … New Dictionary of Synonyms
cataract — ► NOUN 1) a large waterfall. 2) a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. ORIGIN Latin cataracta waterfall, floodgate , also portcullis (sense 2 probably being a figurative use of… … English terms dictionary
Cataract — For other uses, see Cataract (disambiguation). Cataract Classification and external resources Magnified view of cataract in human eye, seen on examination with a slit lamp using diffuse illumination … Wikipedia
Cataract — A clouding of the lens of the eye. The normally clear aspirin sized lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. The result is much like smearing grease over the lens of a camera. It impairs normal vision. There are many causes of cataracts including … Medical dictionary