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English definition of “crater”

crater

noun [C]     /ˈkreɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
the round hole at the top of a volcano, or a hole in the ground similar to this: the huge crater of Vesuvius a bomb crater With a good telescope, you can see craters on the moon.Earthquakes and volcanic eruptionsCaves, cracks and crevices cratered     /-təd/ US  /-t̬ɚd/ adjective a cratered surfaceCaves, cracks and crevices
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