pod·​zol·​i·​za·​tion ˌpäd-ˌzȯ-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce podzolization (audio)
variants or less commonly podsolization
: a process of soil formation especially in humid regions involving principally leaching of the upper layers with accumulation of material in lower layers and development of characteristic horizons
specifically : the development of a podzol
podzolize verb

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of podzolization was in 1912

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“Podzolization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podzolization. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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