crater

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
crater

Plural
craters

  1. (astronomy) A crater is a circular hole in the ground that is created by the impact of a meteorite or other such object.
    This crater was caused by 1768 Hughes, a small asteroid.
  2. (geology) A crater is the opening or mouth of a volcano where the main eruption takes place.

Verb[change]

Plain form
crater

Third-person singular
craters

Past tense
cratered

Past participle
cratered

Present participle
cratering

  1. If something craters, it collapses; it hollows out or becomes devastated or completely destroyed.
    The economy is about to crater.