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evaporite

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noun evap·o·rite \i-ˈva-pə-ˌrīt\

Definition of evaporite

  1. :  a sedimentary rock (as gypsum) that originates by evaporation of seawater in an enclosed basin

evaporitic

play \-ˌva-pə-ˈri-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of evaporite

evaporation + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1924


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