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cascade (n.)

"a fall or flow of water over a cliff, a waterfall," 1640s, from French cascade (17c.), from Italian cascata "waterfall," from cascare "to fall," from Vulgar Latin *casicare, frequentative of Latin casum, casus, past participle of cadere "to fall" (from PIE root *kad- "to fall").

cascade (v.)

"to fall in cascades," 1702, from cascade (n.). In early 19c. slang, "to vomit." Related: Cascaded; cascading.

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Definitions of cascade from WordNet
1
cascade (n.)
a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls;
cascade (n.)
a succession of stages or operations or processes or units;
progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes
cascade (n.)
a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower;
a sudden cascade of sparks
Synonyms: shower
2
cascade (v.)
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade;
Synonyms: cascade down
cascade (v.)
arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible;
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