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stalactitenoun [C]

 /stæˈlæk·tɑɪt/
a ​solidmasshanging from the ​top of a cave (= ​largehole in the ​ground) that is ​thicker at the ​top and ​thinner at the ​bottom and is ​formed by ​drops of ​water
(Definition of stalactite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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stalactitenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/
a ​column of ​rock that ​hangs from the ​roof of a ​cave and is ​formed over a very ​longperiod of ​time by ​drops of ​watercontaining limefalling from the ​roof
(Definition of stalactite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stalactite”
in Spanish estalactita…
in Vietnamese chuông đá…
in Malaysian stalaktit…
in Thai หินย้อย…
in French stalactite…
in German der Stalaktit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钟乳石…
in Indonesian stalaktit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐘乳石…
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