Cataract (noun)

  1. A medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque, resulting in cloudy or blurred vision.
  2. A large, powerful waterfall or a similar natural phenomenon.


From latin cataracta, from ancient greek κατάρακτος (katáraktos, "waterfall, cataract").


  1. He had surgery to remove the cataract from his eye.
  2. The cataract caused her vision to become blurry and cloudy.
  3. The Niagara Falls is a famous cataract.
  4. The cataract in the river was a popular spot for rafting and kayaking.
  5. The cataract was a spectacular sight, with the water crashing down from a great height.
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