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Dictionary definition for: Livid

1. (s) ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen" "the invalid''s blanched cheeks" "tried to speak with bloodless lips" "a face livid with shock" "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror

2. (s) (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity; "livid lightning streaked the sky" "a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

3. (s) furiously angry; "willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"

4. (s) discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin; "beaten black and blue" "livid bruises"

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