noun col·ma·tage \ˈkälmətij\

Definition of colmatage



  1. New Zealand :  the impounding of silt-laden water to build up low-lying areas

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Origin and Etymology of colmatage

French, from colmater to impound silt-laden water (from colmate silt, from Italian colmata, from colmare to heap up, to build up by silt-laden water, from colmo top, summit, from Latin culmin-, culmen) + -age — more at hill

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a trip made at another's expense

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