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cloven (See cleave)


1 separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone" [syn: split, rive]
2 make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
3 come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere" [syn: cling, adhere, stick, cohere] [also: cloven, clove, cleft]cloven adj : used of hooves [syn: cleft, bisulcate]

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  1. past participle of cleave


  1. Split or divided.

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