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A sedimentary deposit of precipitated minerals, formed by the evaporation of saline water.
[evapor(ation) + -ite.]
e·vap′o·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Geological Science) any sedimentary rock, such as rock salt, gypsum, or anhydrite, formed by evaporation of former seas or salt-water lakes
[C20: evaporation + -ite1]
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any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater.
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Rock formed of crystals precipitated by the evaporation of salt-saturated water.
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|Noun||1.||evaporite - the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater|
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