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来自词根crep, 嘎吱作响，词源同decrepit, discrepancy.词义由嘎吱作响引申为裂缝。
- crevice:  Rather like crack, the word crevice began with the notion of the sharp noise of breaking and gradually developed to denote the fissure caused by such a break. It comes ultimately from the Latin verb crepāre ‘creak, rattle, crack’ (source of English crepitation  and decrepit, and probably also of craven), which passed into Old French as crever ‘burst, split’. From this was derived the noun crevace, borrowed into Middle English as crevace or crevisse. In modern French it developed into crevasse, which English reborrowed in the 19th century.
=> craven, crepitation, crevasse, decrepit
- crevice (n.)
- mid-14c., from Old French crevace (12c., Modern French crevasse) "gap, rift, crack" (also, vulgarly, "the female pudenda"), from Vulgar Latin *crepacia, from Latin crepare "to crack, creak" (see raven); meaning shifted from the sound of breaking to the resulting fissure.
- 1. He edged the tool into the crevice.
- 2. And a roach spans a crevice in the floor.
- 3. I saw a plant growing out of a crevice in the wall.
- 4. Striving for life in crevice is the realistic circumstances of centual China.
- 5. This paper deals with the crevice structure in boride layer.
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