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 for cavity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cavity \Cav"i*ty\, n.; pl. Cavities. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F.
     cavit['e].]
     1. Hollowness. [Obs.]
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              The cavity or hollowness of the place. --Goodwin.
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     2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.
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              An instrument with a small cavity, like a small
              spoon.                                --Arbuthnot.
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              Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed
              in the lungs, which are designated cavities or
              vomic[ae].                            --Quain.
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     Body cavity, the c[oe]lum. See under Body.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cavity
      n 1: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to
           bury the body" [syn: pit, cavity]
      2: space that is surrounded by something [syn: cavity,
         enclosed space]
      3: soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to
         the death of a tooth [syn: cavity, caries, dental
         caries, tooth decay]
      4: (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body [syn:
         cavity, bodily cavity, cavum]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "cavity":
     abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture, armpit,
     arroyo, basin, booth, bowl, box, box canyon, breach, break,
     broaching, canyon, cell, cellule, chamber, chap, chasm, check,
     chimney, chink, clearing, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, compartment,
     concave, concavity, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crater,
     crevasse, crevice, crib, crypt, cup, cut, cwm, deep, defile, dell,
     depression, depth, dike, dip, disclosure, ditch, donga, draw,
     enclosed space, excavation, fault, fenestra, fissure, fistula,
     flaw, flume, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen, fracture,
     funnel chest, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, gorge, groove, gulch,
     gulf, gully, hiatus, hold, hole, hollow, hollow shell, incision,
     inlet, interval, joint, kloof, lacuna, laying open, leak, manger,
     moat, notch, nullah, opening, opening up, orifice, outlet, pass,
     passage, passageway, pew, pit, pocket, pore, punch bowl, ravine,
     rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, scoop, seam, shaft, shell,
     sink, sinus, slit, slot, socket, space, split, stall, stoma,
     throwing open, trench, trough, uncorking, unstopping, vacuity,
     valley, vault, void, vug, wadi, well, yawn, yawning abyss
  
  

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