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Definition of Cataract


  1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
  2. An opacity of the crystalline lens, or of its capsule, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.
  3. A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; -- sometimes called dashpot.

Cataract Translations

cataract in Dutch is grote waterval, staar
cataract in French is cataracte
cataract in German is Katarakt, Wasserfall
cataract in Spanish is catarata