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crater

cra·ter

crater

 
pronunciation:
kreI tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bowl-shaped depression with a raised rim, such as the mouth of a volcano or geyser, or the circular depressions on the surface of the moon, usu. with a mountain at their center.
 
definition 2: a similar depression in the surface of the earth or other heavenly bodies caused by the impact of falling meteorites or the explosion of a mine or bomb.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: cratered, cratering, craters
definition: to make craters in or become filled or marked with craters.
derivation: craterlike (adj.)
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