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Meaning of "cataract" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATARACT

From Latin catarracta, from Greek katarrhaktēs, from katarassein to dash down, from arassein to strike.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATARACT

cataract  [ˈkætəˌrækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATARACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cataract is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATARACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. It is most commonly due to aging, but there are many other causes. Over time, yellow-brown pigment is deposited in the lens and this, together with disruption of the lens fibers, reduces the transmission of light and leads to visual problems. Those with cataracts often experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights.

Definition of cataract in the English dictionary

The first definition of cataract in the dictionary is a large waterfall or rapids. Other definition of cataract is a deluge; downpour. Cataract is also partial or total opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATARACT


abstract
ˈæbstrækt
attract
əˈtrækt
bract
brækt
contract
kənˈtrækt
cracked
krækt
detract
dɪˈtrækt
distract
dɪˈstrækt
entr´acte
ɒnˈtrækt
extract
ɪkˈstrækt
retract
rɪˈtrækt
subcontract
sʌbˈkɒntrækt
subtract
səbˈtrækt
tesseract
ˈtesəˌrækt
tracked
trækt
tract
trækt
untracked
ʌnˈtrækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATARACT

cataplasia
cataplasm
cataplastic
cataplectic
cataplexy
catapult
catapult launching
catapult-launched
catapultic
catapultier
cataractous
catarhine
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhous
catasta
catastasis
catastrophe

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATARACT

alimentary tract
breach of contract
caract
charact
counteract
digestive tract
fixed cost contract
fixed-price contract
fixed-term contract
forward contract
in the abstract
interact
maintenance contract
malt extract
protract
respiratory tract
service contract
social contract
urinary tract
yeast extract

Synonyms and antonyms of cataract in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATARACT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cataract» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cataract

Translation of «cataract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATARACT

Find out the translation of cataract to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cataract from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cataract» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大瀑布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catarata
570 millions of speakers

English

cataract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मोतियाबिंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَلّاَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

большой водопад
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catarata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছানি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cataracte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Katarak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wasserfall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大きな滝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

큰 폭포
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cataract
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thác nước lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்புரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोतीबिंदू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katarakt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cateratta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wodospad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

річкові пороги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cascadă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταρράκτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

katarak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fors
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

foss
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cataract

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATARACT»

The term «cataract» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.689 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATARACT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cataract

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATARACT»

Discover the use of cataract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cataract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Essentials of Cataract Surgery
Essentials of Cataract Surgery comprehensively covers the basics of every step of modern cataract surgery from preoperative evaluation to postoperative care. Detailed instructions and pearls are provided for each specific step.
Bonnie An Henderson, 2007
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Cataract Surgery
This state-of-the-art third edition of Cataract Surgery offers new perspectives and cutting-edge coverage of the rapidly evolving field of cataract surgery.
Roger F. Steinert, 2010
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Cataract
Highly designed with synoptic text, handy tables, key bullet points, summaries, icons and stunning full colour illustrations, the books have rapidly established themselves as the essential eye clinic pocket books.
‎2008
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Pediatric Cataract Surgery: Techniques, Complications, and ...
This is the first reference textbook to address the considerable challenges of managing cataracts in children. Content covers all details of pediatric cataracts and surgical techniques to treat and prevent visual impairment.
M. Edward Wilson, Rupal H. Trivedi, Suresh K. Pandey, 2005
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The Cataract Cure: The Russian Eye-drop Breakthrough: the ...
An informative medical guide, The Cataract Cure provides cutting-edge information about N-acetylcarnosine's effects on slowing or stopping age-related cataracts without the need for surgery.
Marios Kyriazis, 2005
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Cataract Surgery
This book covers all types of cataract surgical techniques in a step by step, easy to follow format.
Ashok Garg, Jorge L. Alió, 2010
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Cataract City
Cataract City, a dead-end border town overlooking Niagara Falls.
Craig Davidson, 2014
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The History of Modern Cataract Surgery
Surely the threat of blindness from whatever cause, is an event faced by an ever-growing segment of our aging population.
Marvin L. Kwitko, Charles D. Kelman, 1998
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Femtosecond Cataract Surgery: A Primer
Femtosecond cataract surgery is the next step in the evolution of cataract surgery.
‎2012
10
Phaco Nightmares: Conquering Cataract Catastrophes
Accompanying CD-ROM contains over 45 minutes of live video that demonstrates many of the techniques discussed inside the pages of Phaco Nightmares.
Amar Agarwal, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATARACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cataract is used in the context of the following news items.
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Post Cataract Surgery...The Better to See You With!
With help from my doctor I chose the corrective lens that would give me the most versatile correction. That means that I can now read, see the ... «ChicagoNow, Jul 15»
2
India's Refractive Surgery Society Awards Special Gold Medal to …
“It is a privilege to partner with a renowned surgeon such as Dr. Agarwal in bringing innovative, best in class laser cataract technology to India. «Financial Express, Jul 15»
3
New Techniques Can Effectively bring Down Cataract Blindness …
CHENNAI: Over 18 million people in the country are visually impaired, of which 55 per cent lose vision owing to cataract, according to Dr Amar ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Cataract surgery can now be performed in Spalding
Patients needing cataract surgery are now able to have both their pre-operative assessments and operations closer to home thanks to a new ... «Spalding Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Cataract Pipeline Review, H1 2015 by Market Research Store
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Cataract, complete with comparative analysis at various ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
6
How eye clinics 'syndicates' defraud PhilHealth
PhilHealth's case rate for cataract removal amounts to P16,000 ... advised for a followup checkup within 24 to 48 hours after a cataract surgery. «Rappler, Jul 15»
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Dirty Ghosts Reveal Plot 'Cataract' EP and 'Let It Pretend' Album
A new EP titled Cataract will arrive on July 24 via Burger Records, while a new full-length called Let It Pretend is due out this fall through Last ... «Exclaim!, Jun 15»
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Prevention of Infection in Cataract Surgery Gets Easier Regimen
Endophthalmitis, a feared complication of cataract surgery, is a severe inflammation of the structures inside the eye more often caused by ... «Cataract News Today, Jun 15»
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​National Police giving away free cataract surgery to the poor on …
The police gave away free cataract surgeries to 44 low-income individuals at a medical facility in Jakarta Police Headquarters this morning. «Coconuts Jakarta, Jun 15»
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BRIEF-Novartis says Alcon receives EU approval for lens in cataract
July 1 Novartis AG. * Novartis International AG says Alcon unit receives European approval for pre-loaded intraocular lens delivery system to ... «Reuters, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cataract [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cataract>. Dec 2019 ».
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