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Lividity   /lɪvˈɪdɪti/   Listen
Lividity

noun
1.
A state of fury so great the face becomes discolored.
2.
Unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress).  Synonyms: achromasia, lividness, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness.






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"Lividity" Quotes from Famous Books



... haemothorax.—In the more severe cases of primary bleeding the symptoms did not, as a rule, reach their full height until the third or fourth day after the injury. The patients then often suffered severely. The pulse and temperature rose, and to general symptoms of loss of blood were added: occasional lividity of countenance; severe dyspnoea, accompanied by inability to lie on the sound side or to assume the supine position; absence of respiratory movement on the injured side; pain, restlessness, cough, and sometimes continuance of haemoptysis, ...
— Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 • George Henry Makins



Words linked to "Lividity" :   madness, skin colour, livid, complexion, luridness, skin color, achromasia, rage, fury



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