Cataract

Definition of Cataract

Cat´a`ract
n.1.A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
2.(Surg.) 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.(Mach.) A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; - sometimes called dashpot.

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