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cleavage


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cleavage
     1. n. The act of cleaving or the state of being cleft. (from 19th c.)
     2. n. (mineralogy) The tendency of a crystal to split along specific planes. from 19th c.
     3. n. (biology) The repeated division of a cell into daughter cells after mitosis. from 19th c.
     4. n. The hollow or separation between a woman's breasts, especially as revealed by a low neckline. (from 20th c.)
     5. n. (chemistry) The splitting of a large molecule into smaller ones.

Example Sentences

I can imagine your day at the cleavage seminar. 
She's wearing a sleeveless red dress that accentuates her cleavage, with a very short black skirt, and high heels. 

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