Definition of hydraulic fracturing in English:

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hydraulic fracturing


[mass noun]
Another term for fracking1.
Example sentences
  • This process, which is analogous to hydraulic fracturing, causes the rock mass to dilate.
  • Progressive intrusion and hydraulic fracturing gave rise to local brecciation of the banded rocks.
  • The technique involves drilling several metres below the casing shoe, and then pumping drilling mud into the well while monitoring the surface pump pressure for indications of hydraulic fracturing.

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