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cataclasis

Line breaks: cata|clasis
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəˈkleɪsɪs/

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Definition of cataclasis in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

cataclastic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈklastɪk/
adjective

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