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English noun: fissure

1. fissure (shape) a long narrow depression in a surface

Synonymschap, crack, cranny, crevice

Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

2. fissure (object) a long narrow opening

Synonymscleft, crack, crevice, scissure

Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

Narrower (hyponym)break, chap, chink, crevasse, fatigue crack, fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, rift, shift, slit, split, vent, volcano

3. fissure (body) (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes

Broader (hypernym)groove, vallecula

Narrower (hyponym)hilum, hilus, sulcus

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

English verb: fissure

1. fissure (change) break into fissures or fine cracks

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crack

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