cataclastic

adjective
cata·​clas·​tic

Definition of cataclastic

1 : of, relating to, or caused by cataclasis a pronounced cataclastic texture
2 : having the granular fragmental texture induced in rocks by mechanical crushing cataclastic structures

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History and Etymology for cataclastic

probably modification of Norwegian kataklastisk, from Greek kataklastos broken down (from kataklan) + Norwegian -isk -ish

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“Cataclastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cataclastic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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