il·​lu·​vi·​a·​tion i-ˌlü-vē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce illuviation (audio)
: accumulation of dissolved or suspended soil materials in one area or horizon as a result of eluviation from another
illuviated adjective

Word History


in- entry 2 + -luviation (as in eluviation)

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of illuviation was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Illuviation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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