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Rift \Rift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rifting.] To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.

To dwell these rifted rocks between.


vb. (present participle of rift English)

Usage examples of "rifting".

Evaporite deposits of anhydrite and gypsum were formed in the circum-Atlantic rifting and circum-Tethyan zones, and evoke a picture of coastal deserts such as near the modern Red Sea.