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Cracking

Definition

[n] the act of cracking something
[n] a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"
[n] the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
[adj] (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
[adj] making a loud sharp sound as of a rifle shot or a breaking branch or a whip; "lion tamers with their cracking whips"


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