silt

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From Middle English cylte, cognate with Norwegian and Danish sylt (salt marsh) and Old English sealt (salt)

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silt (countable and uncountable, plural silts)

  1. Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  2. Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.
  3. (geology) A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

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silt (third-person singular simple present silts, present participle silting, simple past and past participle silted)

  1. (transitive) To clog or fill with silt.
  2. (intransitive) To become clogged with silt.
  3. (transitive) To flow through crevices; to percolate.

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silt n (plural silten)

  1. (geology) silt

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