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Noun

Singular
cleavage

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

Usage notes

In Winston's Dictionary (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1931), only definitions #2 and #3 above were given. Today, however, with the increasingly open discussion of sexually-related subjects, definition #1 would undoubtedly be the best known to most English speakers.

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Synonyms

separation between breasts

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