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cre·vasse

 (krĭ-văs′)
n.
1. A deep fissure, as in a glacier; a chasm.
2. A crack or breach in a dike or levee.
intr. & tr.v. cre·vassed, cre·vass·ing, cre·vass·es
To develop or cause to develop crevasses.

[French, from Old French crevace, crevice; see crevice.]

crevassed

(krɪˈvæs)
adj
containing deep cracks or fissures
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Dr Gordon Hamilton, 50, was part of a team camped in a heavily crevassed area known as the Shear Zone, 25 miles south of McMurdo Station, the largest of three US research centres in Antarctica.
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The surrounding wilderness is an alpine dreamscape: crevassed glaciers, glistening snowfields, cragged peaks, steep mountainsides thick with timber, blue lakes, wildflower meadows, tumbling creeks, raging rivers--most painted in various shades of surreal green.