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rift

1. n. []

Region in which the Earth's crust is pulling apart and creating normal faults and down-dropped areas or subsidence.

See: aulacogencrustgrabenhorstmidoceanic ridgenormal faultplate tectonicssubsidencetranspressiontranstension

Evaporite

2. vt. []

To pull apart the Earth's crust.

See: aulacogen