Definition of cadaverous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈdævərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈdævərəs//
(literary) Body shape
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(of a person) extremely pale, thin and looking ill/sick See related entries: Body shape Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin cadaverosus, from cadaver ‘corpse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cadaverous