• IPA: /ˈkætəɹækt/

cataract (plural cataracts)

  1. (obsolete) A waterspout
  2. A large waterfall; steep rapids in a river.
    The cataracts on the Nile helped to compartment Upper Egypt.
  3. A flood of water
  4. An overwhelming downpour or rush
    His cataract of eloquence
  5. (pathology) a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: ли́вень

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