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humification

[ hyoo-muh-fi-key-shuhn, or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˌhyu mə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, or, often, ˌyu- /
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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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How to use humification in a sentence

  • In the course of a few months complete humification will take place.

    The Dwelling House|George Vivian Poore
  • 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
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