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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cav·i·ty n.; pl. Cavities
 1. Hollowness. [Obs.]
    The cavity or hollowness of the place.   --Goodwin.
 2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.
    An instrument with a small cavity, like a small spoon.   --Arbuthnot.
    Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed in the lungs, which are designated cavities or vomicæ.   --Quain.
 Body cavity, the cœlum. See under Body.