fissure

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fissure
  • noun
    A long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth. (the bacteria survive around vents or fissures in the deep ocean floor)
    A state of incompatibility or disagreement. (a fissure between philosophy and reality)
    verb
    Split or crack (something) to form a long, narrow opening. (low cliffs of fissured Silurian rock)

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