Definition of cataclasis in English:

cataclasis

Line breaks: cata|clasis
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəˈkleɪsɪs/

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noun

[mass noun] Geology
  • The fracture and breaking up of rock by natural processes.

Derivatives

cataclastic

Pronunciation: /-ˈklastɪk/
adjective

Origin

1950s: from cata- 'completely' + Greek klasis 'breaking'.

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