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cavernous

 [kav´er-nus]
1. pertaining to a hollow.

cav·ern·ous

(kav'er-nŭs),
Relating to a cavern or a cavity; containing many cavities.

cavernous

/cav·er·nous/ (kav´er-nus)
1. pertaining to a hollow, or containing hollow spaces.
2. having a hollow sound, such as certain abnormal breath sounds.

cavernous

(kăv′ər-nəs)
adj.
Anatomy Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.

cav′ern·ous·ly adv.

cavernous

[kav′ərnəs]
Etymology: L, caverna, hollow place
containing cavities or hollow spaces. See also cavernous hemangioma.

cav·ern·ous

(kav'ĕr-nŭs)
Relating to a cavern or a cavity; containing many cavities.

cavernous

pertaining to a hollow, or containing hollow spaces.

cavernous hemangioma
cavernous sinus
see cavernous sinus.
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Sadly, Quod was looking rather cavernously empty on the lunchtime we visited so it could do with a bit of daytime support, although apparently evenings get busy.
People who live lives as cavernously hollow as those of the "Seinfeld" characters must fill them with something, and the insubstantial odds and ends of pop cultural triviality and personal self-absorption with which their nothingness is stuffed could supply--and doubtless has supplied--the material for many a long summer's day toiling over ponderous analyses in the academic vineyards.
Now she is bursting with encouragement as airhead Andre launches his cavernously empty new Australian nightclub.
Perhaps Gordon Brown hopes to try to fill his cavernously empty coffers, the result of squandering billions on Blair's wars, endless NHS reforms and white-elephant computer schemes, failed welfare reform, and "education" which sees one-in-six school leavers unable to read or write?
By then though, it was Freund's energy that had bridged the gap between the two sides that had seemed cavernously wide at Highbury a month ago.
IN THE BETTER-LATE-THAN-NEVER TRADITION, the Canadian Opera Company made the belated acquaintance of its first Handel opera between January 28 and February 7, mounting Xerxes in the cavernously oversized, 3,200-seat setting of Toronto's Hummingbird Centre with astonishing success.