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earth•quake



Pronunciation: (ûrth'kwāk"), [key]
n.
1. a series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating.
2. something that is severely disruptive; upheaval.

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