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

Other Words from eluviation

eluvial \ē-ˈlü-vē-əl \ adjective
eluviated \ē-ˈlü-vē-ā-təd \ adjective

First Known Use of eluviation

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eluviation

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

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