humification

[ hyoo-muh-fi-key-shuhn, or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˌhyu mə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, or, often, ˌyu- /

noun

the formation of humus.

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Origin of humification

First recorded in 1895–1900; hum(us) + -i- + -fication
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Example sentences from the Web for humification

  • When the pores of the soil had been opened by frost the humification of the fæcal matter went forward as usual.

    The Dwelling House|George Vivian Poore