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fracking

[ frak-ing ]
/ ˈfræk ɪŋ /
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noun

hydraulic fracturing.

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Nearby words

fra mauro, frabjous, fracas, fracastorius, fracastoro, fracking, fracp, fracs, fractable, fractal, fracted

Origin of fracking

shortening and alteration
Related formsfrack, verb (used with or without object)

Definition for fracking (2 of 2)

hydraulic fracturing


noun

a process in which fractures in rocks below the earth's surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.
Also called frack·ing [frak-ing] /ˈfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frack·ing [hahy-droh-frak-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frac·tur·ing [hahy-droh-frak-cher-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk tʃər ɪŋ/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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