evaporite

noun
evap·​o·​rite | \ i-ˈva-pə-ˌrīt How to pronounce evaporite (audio) \

Definition of evaporite

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

Other Words from evaporite

evaporitic \ i-​ˌva-​pə-​ˈri-​tik How to pronounce evaporitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of evaporite

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for evaporite

evaporation + -ite entry 1

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