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Noun: rift  rift
  1. A split, crack, break or fissure in something
     
  2. A gap between cloud masses
    "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"
     
  3. A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    "they hoped to avoid a rift in relations";
    - rupture, breach, break, severance, falling out
     
  4. (geology) a major fault between areas of the earth's crust
Verb: rift  rift
  1. Split or break apart
     
  2. (geology) become separated or broken off by faulting and plate tectonics

Sounds like: ribboned, r, rift

Derived forms: rifted, rifts, rifting

Type of: breakup, cleft, crack, crevice, detachment, fissure, gap, opening, scissure, separation

Encyclopedia: Rift, West Virginia