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Roget category 252

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.3. Superficial form

#252. Concavity


concavity, depression, diphollow, hollownessindentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, alveolus, lacunaexcavation, strip minetrough etc. (furrow) 259honeycomb.
cup, basin, crater, punch bowlcell etc. (receptacle) 191socket.
valley, vale, dale, dell, dingle, combe, bottom, slade, strath, glade, grove, glen, cave, cavern, covegrot, grottoalcove, cul-de-sacgully etc. 198arch etc. (curve) 245bay etc. (of the sea) 343.
excavator, sapper, miner.
honeycomb (sponge) 252.1.


be concave etc. adj. — retire, cave in.
render concave etc. adj. — depress, hollowscoop, scoop out gouge, gouge out, dig, delve, excavate, dent, dint, mine, sap, undermine, burrow, tunnel, stave in.


depressed etc. v. — alveolate, calathiform, cup-shaped, dishingfavaginous, faveolate, favosescyphiform, scyphoseconcave, hollow, stove inretiringretreatingcavernousporous etc. (with holes) 260infundibul, infundibular, infundibuliformfunnel shaped, bell shapedcampaniform, capsularvaulted, arched.

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