Resembling a corpse in being very pale, thin, or bony: he had a cadaverous appearance
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- She is skeletally thin, with hollow, cadaverous eyes and cheeks.
- Stubble adorned his thin, cadaverous, scarred face, and remnants of blood stained the ends of his hair.
- When you're about 60, the penalty for remaining rockstar-thin is a cadaverous face and hollow cheeks.
Late Middle English: from Latin cadaverosus, from cadaver 'corpse'.
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