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fissure

fis·sure

fissure

 
 
pronunciation:
fI shr [or] fI zhr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrow crevice or other opening, esp. one caused by splitting.
Steam issued from the fissures in the earth.
similar words:
chasm, chink, cleft, crack, rent, rift
definition 2: the act or process or an instance of splitting open.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: fissured, fissures, fissuring
definition: to split open.
similar words:
rift