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noun [uncountable] fracking pronunciation in British English /ˈfrækɪŋ/

or hydrofracking fracking pronunciation in British English /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.

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 fracking pronunciation in British English verb [intransitive]
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present tense
present participlefracking
past tensefracked
past participlefracked


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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