fracking


fracking

fracking [frak-ing] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun hydraulic fracturing. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of fracking shortening and alterationRelated formsfrack, verb (used with or without object) hydraulic fracturing noun a process in which fractures in rocks below the earth’s surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil. Also called frack·ing [frak-ing] /ˈfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frack·ing [hahy-droh-frak-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frac·tur·ing [hahy-droh-frak-cher-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk tʃər ɪŋ/. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for fracking Contemporary Examples of fracking

  • Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.

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  • That can happen, according to the report, when (flammable) methane leaks out of fracking wells and into drinking water.

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  • This is, more or less, the position of political conservatives, who have come down firmly on the side of the fracking industry.

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  • Oh, and fracking chemicals can easily leak into major water supplies and ruin your beer.

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  • Imagine a world where public opinion takes a sharp turn against say, fracking.

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