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cataract

Pronunciation: /ˈkætərækt/

Translation of cataract in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Medicine/Medicina] catarata (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) he had a cataract operation lo operaron de cataratas
    Example sentences
    • The most common causes of visual impairment in the elderly include presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease included asthma and chronic bronchitis, and eye disease included cataracts and glaucoma.
    • This increased risk of falling may be the result of changes that come with aging plus other medical conditions, such as arthritis, cataracts, or hip surgery.
  • 2 (over a precipice) catarata (feminine); (in a river) rápido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A cataract is also a waterfall - a glorious force that washes away so much you're glad to be rid of, perhaps with some cleansing tears as a finale.
    • The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, built in 1899, stands at the site of the first cataract, or waterfall, of the Nile.
    • After a wet spell, the cataract is more spectacular, but the penalty is the state of the ground.

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