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Having the pallor and appearance resembling a corpse.


Having the pallor and appearance of a corpse.


(kă-dav′ĕr) plural.cadavera [L. cadaver, dead body]
A dead body; a corpse.
cadavericcadaverous (kă-dav′ĕ-rĭk) (kă-dav′ĕ-rŭs), adjective
References in classic literature ?
He was a tall, gaunt, cadaverous man, in an old greatcoat and slippers, with sunken cheeks, and a restless, eager eye.
A queen (Salma Hayek) asks a cadaverous old wizard to grant her a wish, and the wizard replies that her wish can only be granted if an opposite action also takes place, to preserve equilibrium: "Every desire corresponds to another".
I watched as I was lifted onto a gurney, then to an elevator, down a hall passing rooms with televisions blaring, rooms with sleeping cadaverous bodies whose mouths hung open, a room with overweight people crowded around a bed, and finally into a room with an empty bed.
Her fantastic week continued with news that she has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy show for a sculptural work Reliquiae and the Cadaverous Angel.
I wrote up the facts on a manual typewriter and passed it to a blotchy-faced cadaverous man at the copy desk and it went into the paper that landed on people's doorsteps the next morning.
At train stops he saw, but affected to disregard, "infants pitiful and terrifying with limbs like sticks, puffed bellies, big cadaverous heads lolling on thin necks.
He believed in the existence of congenital murderers and claimed that he could pick out a murderer by his "retreating forehead, enormous jaw, cold stare, cadaverous paleness, [and] thin lips.
Requesting shelter at the house, they are confronted by a host of exotic characters, including Riff Raff, a cadaverous butler, Frank N Furter, a Dracula-like transvestite and, of course, Rocky, a sexy muscle-man built by Frank N Furter.
her evening meal in front of her, cast in the cadaverous blue-green glow
The tracks are "Speak No Evil" (7:56), "Love For Sale" (9:13), "Daahoud" (3:52), "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" (4:49), "Someone to Love" (5:58), "Westside Story Medley" (7:50), Dance Cadaverous (8:14), "Morning" (5:14), "Speak Low" (6:48), "Bird Seed" (2:42), "Checked Bags" (5:33), and "Kush" (4:22).
We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse.
Unlike their fossil fuel counterparts--the cadaverous remains of plants that died hundreds of millions of years ago--biofuels come from vegetation grown in the here and now.