eluviation

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eluviation (countable and uncountable, plural eluviations)

  1. (soil science, countable) The sideways or downward movement of dissolved or suspended material within soil caused by rainfall
  2. (geology, uncountable) Creation of geological deposits (eluvial deposits) by in situ weathering or weathering plus gravitational movement or accumulation.

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