noun frack·ing \ˈfra-kiŋ\

Definition of FRACKING

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

Origin of FRACKING

by shortening & alteration from (hydraulic) fracturing
First Known Use: 1953


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