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silt

silt

 
pronunciation:
sIlt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: fine sediment deposited by water, as of earth, clay, or sand.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: silted, silting, silts
definition: to become filled or obstructed with silt (sometimes fol. by up).
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cover, fill, or block with silt (sometimes fol. by up).
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derivations: silty (adj.), siltation (n.)
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  earth, soil