[ soh-luh-fluhk-shuh n, sol-uh- ]
/ ˌsoʊ ləˈflʌk ʃən, ˌsɒl ə- /
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Words nearby solifluction
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British Dictionary definitions for solifluction
/ (ˈsɒlɪˌflʌkʃən, ˈsəʊlɪ-) /
slow downhill movement of soil, saturated with meltwater, over a permanently frozen subsoil in tundra regions
Word Origin for solifluction
C20: from Latin solum soil + fluctio act of flowing
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