noun cata·cla·sis \ˌkatəˈklāsə̇s; kəˈtakləsə̇s, kaˈ-\

Definition of cataclasis



  1. :  the crushing or fracturing of rocks and minerals during metamorphism — compare breccia, crush breccia

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Origin and Etymology of cataclasis

New Latin, from Greek kataklasis, from kata- cata- + klasis breaking — more at -clasia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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