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Definition of "lividity" [li•vid•i•ty]

  • The state or quality of being livid. (noun)
  • A livid area of skin, such as a bruise, or as is often found on cadavers. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lividity" in a sentence
  • "She would have been dead for a number of hours, then there would have been post-mortem evidence of signs, such as lividity, discoloration after death, and stiffness after death, and those were not present."
  • "A kind of lividity spread over the picture, bleaching it of all colour."
  • "Al Schuler, one of 12 jurors weighing the fate of a 23-year-old charged with killing a homeless man in Maryland, was confused by the word "lividity" and what role it might have played in explaining the circumstances of the victim's beating death."