inter cavernous

cavernous

[kav-er-nuhs]
adjective
1.
being, resembling, or suggestive of a cavern: a vast, cavernous room.
2.
deep-set: cavernous eyes.
3.
hollow and deep-sounding: a cavernous voice.
4.
containing caverns.
5.
full of small cavities; porous.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cavernōsus. See cavern, -ous

cavernously, adverb
intercavernous, adjective
uncavernous, adjective
uncavernously, adverb
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cavernous (ˈkævənəs)
 
adj
1.  suggestive of a cavern in vastness, darkness, etc: cavernous hungry eyes
2.  filled with small cavities; porous
3.  (of rocks) containing caverns or cavities
 
'cavernously
 
adv

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cavernous
1447, "full of caverns," from L. cavernosus, from caverna (see cavern). Meaning "hollow" is recorded from 1830.
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cavernous cav·ern·ous (kāv'ər-nəs)
adj.
Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.

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