Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to a dead body; pertaining to or derived from the changes induced in a corpse by putrefaction: as, cadaveric phenomena.
  • Resembling a cadaver or dead body; cadaverous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous.
  • adjective an alkaloid generated by the processes of decomposition in dead animal bodies, and thought by some to be the cause of the poisonous effects produced by the bodies. See Ptomaine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a corpse.
  • adjective Caused by coming into contact with a dead body, a cadaver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French cadavérique.

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