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eluviation

noun elu·vi·a·tion \(ˌ)ē-ˌlü-vē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of ELUVIATION

:  the transportation of dissolved or suspended material within the soil by the movement of water when rainfall exceeds evaporation
elu·vi·al \ē-ˈlü-vē-əl\ adjective
elu·vi·at·ed \-ˈlü-vē-ā-təd\ adjective
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Origin of ELUVIATION

eluvial of eluviation (from e- + -luvial—as in alluvial) + -ation
First Known Use: 1899

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