The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rift \Rift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifted; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.