Definition of fracking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfrækɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrækɪŋ//
(formal or specialist hydraulic fracturing) [uncountable]
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the process of forcing liquid at high pressure into rocks, deep holes in the ground, etc. in order to force open existing cracks and take out oil or gas Fracking has created a shale gas boom in the United States. Wordfinderenergy, fossil fuel, fracking, fuel, hydroelectric, nuclear, oil, power station, solar, wind farm