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cataract
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Definition clouding of the natural lens of the eye

Much more rarely, cataract can reference falling water as from a waterfall or series of rapids and waterfalls.
  • My grandmother is getting cataract surgery.
cataract = clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • I'm no longer cold or aching, or hunched over or deformed, or almost blind with cataract eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • cataract = clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • Have you ever bathed in a mountain river that is running in shallow cataracts over red and blue and yellow stones with the sun on it?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • cataracts = waterfalls or rapids
  • And then she forgot everything else, because Aslan himself was coming, leaping down from cliff to cliff like a living cataract of power and beauty.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • The cortisone they took led to cataracts, diabetes, hip fractures, and other side effects.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I had an operation on my eyes yesterday for cataracts.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Reckon we're in Cataract Canyon.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • A great cataract of flounces rolled down from the young lady's waist to Newman's feet; he had to step aside to avoid treading upon them.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • His eyes were hazy and nearly vacant, the eyes of an old man stricken with cataracts.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • His eyes, going gray with cataracts, seemed to see through me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Then I heard the cataract of talk, which I knew he engendered; that was what Sunday at Mingo began with.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • As though she'd contracted an advanced case of cataracts.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "Now just suppose," he said, "we were on our way up the Nile to the first cataract, sailing in a dahabiyeh.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When I lowered my arms to look again, Martin's head had turned in my direction, one cataract eye wheeling crazily before fixing, it seemed, on me.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • The boat was leaning, the water was sliced sharply and fell away in green cascades, in bubbles, in cataracts.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Cataracts were slowly obscuring Stefan's eyes; the disease had cost him half a finger and his last job.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Teacher Pan had cataracts and worried that soon he would not be able to paint anymore.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Some survivors — even children — were developing what were called A-bomb cataracts.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • His eye managed to twinkle through the veil of cataracts.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The sound began to assume that of a mighty cataract.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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