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noun [countable] science     stalactite pronunciation in American English
/stəˈlækˌtaɪt/
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pluralstalactites
  1. a long pointed piece of rock that hangs down from the roof of a cave, formed by chemicals in water drops that have fallen over many years

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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