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fracking

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noun frack·ing \ˈfra-kiŋ\

Definition of fracking

  1. :  the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas)

frackplay \ˈfrak\ verb


Origin of fracking

by shortening & alteration from (hydraulic) fracturing


First Known Use: 1953


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