cavernous

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Borrowed from Latin cavernosus, or from cavern +‎ -ous.

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cavernous (comparative more cavernous, superlative most cavernous)

  1. Resembling a cavern; vast
    • 2019 November 20, Paul Stephen, “Lakes and lines offer scenery to savour”, in Rail, page 54:
      The last stop on the West Coast Main Line before you cross the border into Scotland, the strategically placed Carlisle Citadel is a station steeped in history. Opened on September 1 1847, the cavernous station was once home to seven railway companies in the pre-Grouping years.
  2. Having many caverns
  3. (dentistry) Having cavities

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