cloven (See cleave)
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]
- Rhymes: -əʊvən
- past participle of cleave
bifurcated, bisected, branched, branching, chinky, cleft, cracked, cut, dehiscent, dichotomous, dimidiate, divided, fissured, fissury, forked, forking, gaping, gappy, halved, in pieces, in shreds, lacerate, lacerated, mangled, mutilated, quartered, ragged, ramified, rent, rift, rimose, rimulose, riven, severed, shredded, slit, splintered, split, tattered, torn