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eluviation

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

Definition of eluviation

  1. :  the transportation of dissolved or suspended material within the soil by the movement of water when rainfall exceeds evaporation

eluvial play \ē-ˈlü-vē-əl\ adjective
eluviated play \-ˈlü-vē-ā-təd\ adjective


Origin of eluviation

eluvial of eluviation (from e- + -luvial—as in alluvial) + -ation


First Known Use: 1899


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