hydrofracking

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hydro- +‎ fracking

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hydrofracking (uncountable)

  1. hydraulic fracturing
    • 2011, New York Times, 2011-04-17.[1]
      The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into rock formations deep underground.

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