eluviation


elu·vi·a·tion

noun \(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

Origin of ELUVIATION

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

eluviation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Removal of dissolved or suspended material from a layer or layers of the soil by the movement of water when rainfall exceeds evaporation. Such loss of material in solution is often referred to as leaching. The process of eluviation influences soil composition.

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