Meaning of cataract

cat•a•ract

Pronunciation: (kat'u-rakt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a descent of water over a steep surface; a waterfall, esp. one of considerable size.
  2. any furious rush or downpour of water; deluge.
    1. an abnormality of the eye, characterized by opacity of the lens.
    2. the opaque area.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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