fracking - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈfrækɪŋ/

or hydrofracking 

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/ˈhaɪdrəʊfrækɪŋ/

  1. a method of mining in which cracks are created in a type of rock called shale in order to obtain gas, oil, or other substances that are inside it

    Fracking was the likely cause of some small earth tremors that happened during shale gas drilling.

derived word

frack

 

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verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfrack
present participlefracking
past tensefracked
past participlefracked