eluviation

noun
elu·​vi·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)ē-ˌlü-vē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce eluviation (audio) \

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 How to pronounce eluvial (audio) \ adjective
eluviated \ ē-​ˈlü-​vē-​ā-​təd How to pronounce eluviated (audio) \ 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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“Eluviation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eluviation. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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