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hollow
'hollow' - used as an adjective
1. not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
a hollow wall
a hollow tree
hollow cheeks
his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year
2. deliberately deceptive
hollow promises
3. as if echoing in a hollow space
the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom
4. devoid of significance or point
a hollow victory

'hollow' - used as a noun
5. a cavity or space in something
hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
6. a small valley between mountains
he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians
7. a depression hollowed out of solid matter

'hollow' - used as a verb
8. remove the inner part or the core of
9. remove the interior of
hollow out a tree trunk

derived forms
1. Hollow / Plural
hollows
2. Hollow / Past
hollowed
3. Hollow / Third Person
hollows
4. Hollow / Present Participle
hollowing
5. Hollow / Comparitive
hollower
6. Hollow / Superlative
hollowest
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    Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance.