eluviation

noun elu·vi·a·tion \ (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

eluvial

play \ē-ˈlü-vē-əl\ adjective

eluviated

play \ē-ˈlü-vē-ā-təd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of eluviation

eluvial of eluviation (from e- + -luvial—as in alluvial) + -ation


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