Definition Of Cleft


Simple Definition:

Cleft refers to a split or separation in something that was supposed to be whole or complete.


– The earthquake caused a cleft in the ground, creating a deep fissure. (Fissure means a narrow opening or crack.)

– The surgeon performed a cleft lip [split or seperation in the upper lip] repair surgery on the newborn baby.

Very Simple Definition:

Cleft means to be split or separated.


– The rock was cleft in two by the powerful blow.

– The cleft tree trunk created a cozy hiding spot for the squirrel.

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