- an abnormality of the eye, characterized by opacity of the lens.
- the opaque area.
Origin of cataract
OTHER WORDS FROM cataractcat·a·rac·tal, cat·a·rac·tous, adjectivecat·a·ract·ed, adjective
Words nearby cataract
How to use cataract in a sentence
The same goes for cataracts, pneumonia, tetanus, asthma, and liver disease.How a Nobel Prize winner spread the vitamin C myth|empire|June 26, 2021|Popular-Science
Another senior was offered an appointment at night but cannot drive in the dark because of cataracts.
She has made an appointment for cataract surgery, and he has scheduled a colonoscopy and hopes to do the same for a dental visit.Vaccinated lives: 5 health experts revel in simple pleasures|Lena H. Sun|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
Studies have shown that it can, over time, cause skin cancer and cataracts.There’s a third way to minimize COVID exposure besides masks and distancing. Let’s start using it|jakemeth|November 24, 2020|Fortune
The Old Cataract Hotel, built in 1899, is owned by the Egyptian government but managed by Sofitel, a French luxury hotel group.Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel|Lauren Bohn|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Redundancy in general remains an issue for Wolcott: “white-boned,” “pale-moon,” “bulk-sized,” “streaming cataract,” “forlorn rue.”The Obligation to be Interesting: James Wolcott’s “Critical Mass”|William Giraldi|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A vast mountain of green water lifted up its bulk and fell upon us in a ravening cataract.Uncanny Tales|Various
It was not a sea that came away; it was a mere enormous cataract that poured on irresistibly.The Chequers|James Runciman
Even as he spoke the dull growl of a cataract was heard, and, a few minutes later, the party came upon the ford of the river.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
The Baron de Wentzel was the most famous oculist of the day, and the discoverer of operations for cataract.
See, Wharton, there is a man crossing in the very eddies of the cataract, and in a skiff no bigger than an egg-shell.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for cataract
- partial or total opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye
- the opaque area
Word Origin for cataract
Medical definitions for cataract
Other words from cataractcat′a•rac′tous (-răk′təs) adj.
Scientific definitions for cataract
Cultural definitions for cataract
A loss in the transparency of the lens of the eye, which reduces a person's ability to see. The condition can be treated by surgically removing the lens and replacing it with an artificial one, or with corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.