evaporite

noun evap·o·rite \ i-ˈva-pə-ˌrīt \

Definition of evaporite

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

evaporitic

play \i-ˌva-pə-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of evaporite

evaporation + 1-ite


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