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ad·vect

 (ăd-vĕkt′)
tr.v. ad·vect·ed, ad·vect·ing, ad·vects
1. To convey horizontally by advection.
2. To transport (a substance) by advection.

[Back-formation from advection.]

advect

(ədˈvɛkt)
vb (intr)
(Environmental Science) (of air, water) to move horizontally
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Verb1.advect - convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluidadvect - convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid; "energy advected from the environment"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
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