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silt

 (sĭlt)
n.
A sedimentary material consisting of very fine particles intermediate in size between sand and clay.
v. silt·ed, silt·ing, silts
v.intr.
To become filled with silt: an old channel that silted up.
v.tr.
To fill, cover, or obstruct with silt: River sediments gradually silted the harbor.

[Middle English sylt, probably of Scandinavian origin; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

silt·a′tion n.
silt′y adj.
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silt

(sɪlt)
n
(Geological Science) a fine deposit of mud, clay, etc, esp one in a river or lake
vb
(Geological Science) (usually foll by up) to fill or become filled with silt; choke
[C15: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian, Danish sylt salt marsh; related to Old High German sulza salt marsh; see salt]
silˈtation n
ˈsilty adj
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silt

(sɪlt)

n.
1. earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment.
v.i.
2. to become filled or choked up with silt.
v.t.
3. to fill or choke up with silt.
[1400–50; late Middle English cylte gravel compare Old English syltan to salt, Old High German sulza salt marsh]
sil•ta′tion, n.
silt′y, adj.
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silt

(sĭlt)
Small grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than sand and larger than clay. Silt is often found at the bottom of bodies of water, such as lakes, where it accumulates slowly by settling through the water.
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silt


Past participle: silted
Gerund: silting

Imperative
silt
silt
Present
I silt
you silt
he/she/it silts
we silt
you silt
they silt
Preterite
I silted
you silted
he/she/it silted
we silted
you silted
they silted
Present Continuous
I am silting
you are silting
he/she/it is silting
we are silting
you are silting
they are silting
Present Perfect
I have silted
you have silted
he/she/it has silted
we have silted
you have silted
they have silted
Past Continuous
I was silting
you were silting
he/she/it was silting
we were silting
you were silting
they were silting
Past Perfect
I had silted
you had silted
he/she/it had silted
we had silted
you had silted
they had silted
Future
I will silt
you will silt
he/she/it will silt
we will silt
you will silt
they will silt
Future Perfect
I will have silted
you will have silted
he/she/it will have silted
we will have silted
you will have silted
they will have silted
Future Continuous
I will be silting
you will be silting
he/she/it will be silting
we will be silting
you will be silting
they will be silting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been silting
you have been silting
he/she/it has been silting
we have been silting
you have been silting
they have been silting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been silting
you will have been silting
he/she/it will have been silting
we will have been silting
you will have been silting
they will have been silting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been silting
you had been silting
he/she/it had been silting
we had been silting
you had been silting
they had been silting
Conditional
I would silt
you would silt
he/she/it would silt
we would silt
you would silt
they would silt
Past Conditional
I would have silted
you would have silted
he/she/it would have silted
we would have silted
you would have silted
they would have silted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silt - mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lakesilt - mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Verb1.silt - become chocked with silt; "The river silted up"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
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silt

noun sediment, deposit, residue, ooze, sludge, alluvium The lake was almost solid with silt and vegetation.
silt something up clog up, block up, choke up, obstruct, stop up, jam up, dam up, bung up, occlude, congest The soil washed from the hills is silting up the dams.
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Translations
غَرْيَن، طَمْي
bahnonános
dynd
árframburîur, botnleîja
užaktiužnešti dumblu
nogulumisanesas

silt

[sɪlt] Nsedimento m, aluvión m
silt up
A. VI + ADVobstruirse (con sedimentos)
B. VT + ADVobstruir (con sedimentos)
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silt

[ˈsɪlt] nvase f, limon m
silt up
vis'envaser
vt sepenvaser
to be silted up → être envasé(e)
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silt

nSchwemmsand m; (= river mud)Schlick m
vt (also silt up)mit Schlick/Schwemmsand füllen
vi (also silt up)verschlammen
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silt

[sɪlt] nlimo
silt up
1. vi + advinsabbiarsi
2. vt + advostruire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

silt

(silt) noun
fine sand and mud left behind by flowing water.
silt up
to (cause to) become blocked by mud etc. The harbour had gradually silted up, so that large boats could no longer use it.
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However, some IAs claimed that the non-collection of the irrigation service fees (ISF) 'has reduced their funds for the maintenance of canals related to siltation.'
Its irrigation facilities provide direct water delivery to farmer beneficiaries and a watershed to minimize dam siltation.
The chief executive officer of the multinational soda ash mining company, Harish Nair, said NEMA and WARMA approved all the dyking works for diversion of the river to curb siltation in Lake Magadi.
But he said Mississippi landowners should get paid for increased flooding caused by siltation. The river carries sediment that is dropping out of the current and piling up on the riverbed, constricting its flow and causing water upstream to rise higher, especially during a flood.
He said that the project will contribute towards alleviation of acute water shortages in the Indus Basin Irrigation System caused by progressive siltation of existing reserves.
He blamed it on trash and siltation problems in the capital.
She explained that the major cause of the floods was as a result of siltation of the White Volta caused by farming activities on its banks.
The project caused a change in the structure of the mouth of the Melaka River and siltation and jeopardised the fishing activities of the inhabitants, he said to reporters after launching the San Pedro festival here last night.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], June 25 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the Central government's National Waterway 1 project will not be successful unless the issue of siltation is addressed in the state.
He also raised the issue of increasing siltation in the river Ganga and urged Harsh Vardhan to take up this issue on priority.
On other hand, the Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla dams have lost their capacity by up to 25pc owing to siltation and other natural processes.
Earlier experts and power engineers expressed various opinions regarding the siltation of the HPP on the Vakhsh cascade and the way to resolve this issue.