cleft cleft  /ˈklɛft/


  1. (v) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  2. (v) make by cutting into
  3. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  4. (n) a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  5. (n) a long narrow opening
  6. (adj) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib


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  1. "When you see a child anywhere, say a child that doesn't have food or a child with a cleft palate who's been kept in a back room because the family is embarrassed or whatever it may be, it takes you back to really what's basic and what's really...
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Cindy McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. Courtney wrote in this unchanged extract: "my mouth still looks wonky, i think i gott go back to paris tot he dr, hes nit a cosmetic surgeon he just fixes bad surgery and also cleft palates and serious shit its nbot really vanity hes conservtive,...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Courtney Love Source:

  3. Koren said in the last five to 10 years there's been evidence that "other malformations, not just spina bifida, but also malformation of the heart, of the limbs, of the cleft lip, cleft palate, are also preventable by better using folic acid and...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Gideon Koren Source: Toronto Star

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