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Definition of ELUVIATION
: the transportation of dissolved or suspended material within the soil by the movement of water when rainfall exceeds evaporation
Origin of ELUVIATION
eluvial of eluviation (from e- + -luvial—as in alluvial) + -ation
First Known Use: 1899
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.