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cadaverous adj : very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted]

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  1. Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver

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