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Related to evaporite: Detrital sediment
A sedimentary deposit of precipitated minerals, formed by the evaporation of saline water.
[evapor(ation) + -ite.]
e·vap′o·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
(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]
any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater.
Rock formed of crystals precipitated by the evaporation of salt-saturated water.