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evaporite

noun evap·o·rite \i-ˈva-pə-ˌrīt\

Definition of EVAPORITE

:  a sedimentary rock (as gypsum) that originates by evaporation of seawater in an enclosed basin
evap·o·rit·ic \-ˌva-pə-ˈri-tik\ adjective
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Origin of EVAPORITE

evaporation + 1-ite
First Known Use: 1924

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