Definition of Lividity

1. Noun. A state of fury so great the face becomes discolored.

Generic synonyms: Fury, Madness, Rage
Derivative terms: Livid



2. Noun. Unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress).

Definition of Lividity

1. n. The state or quality of being livid.

Definition of Lividity

1. Noun. The state or quality of being livid. ¹

2. Noun. A livid area of skin, such as a bruise, or as is often found on cadavers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lividity

1. the state of being livid [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Lividity

1. The state of being livid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lividity

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livetin
livetrap
livetrapped
livetrapping
livetraps
liveware
livewares
livewire
livewires
livewithable
livid
livider
lividest
lividities
lividity (current term)
lividly
lividness
lividnesses
livier
liviers
living
living(a)
living-room
living accommodations
living anatomy
living arrangement
living bandage
living bandages
living conditions

Literary usage of Lividity

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1. A Practical Treatise on Disease in Children by Eustace Smith (1889)
"If this be considerable, the weakness continues ; the breathing remains shallow and short ; lividity increases ; the eyes are motionless, the pupils dilated ..."

2. A Manual of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1880)
"CADAVERIC lividity. ADIPOCERE. MEDICAL Jurisprudence takes cognizance of all violent causes of death, and is only indirectly involved in those cases of ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1870)
"was of opinion that in one set of cases, where there was much lividity of the face and unconsciousness, bleeding was advisable, and chloroform was the ..."

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