Origin of silt
OTHER WORDS FROM siltsil·ta·tion, nounsilty, adjectivede·silt, verb (used with object)
How to use silt in a sentence
Hence when the discharge is large there is danger of erosion, and when it is small of silting or obstruction by weeds.
Since then it has greatly declined, owing to the silting up of its harbour and the competition of Taganrog.
Before the silting up of Poole Harbour the sea came nearer to its walls than it does now and the river was much wider.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins
At some late period in the Roman domination this magnificent harbour was found to be silting up.The Ingoldsby Country|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
This silting up began at a remote era, closing one port after another, and Sandwich rose upon their decline.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook