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cavity
American English: /ˈkævədi/
British English: /ˈkavɪti/

Translation of cavity in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • 1.1 (hole) 1.2 (Dentistry)
    Example sentences
    • If the teeth are not cleaned properly they may be vulnerable to tooth decay causing cavities, or to gum disease.
    • He described techniques for scraping out caries and filling the cavities with soft metals such as tin, lead, or gold.
    • I know two mothers with toddlers who nurse several times a night and have extensive tooth decay and cavities.
    1.3 (Anatomy) abdominal cavity
    cavidad abdominal
    nasal cavity
    Example sentences
    • Sinuses are air-filled, hollow spaces or cavities within the facial bones surrounding your nose.
    • It consisted of filling the empty space of cavities with hydrogen atoms and drawing the surface contour of the H atoms.
    • These animals are thought to survive only if ice is confined to their body cavity and other extracellular spaces.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.