Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of deposition of very fine sediment or silt.

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  • verb Present participle of silt.

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Examples

  • There is nothing to slow it down since there has been so much silting from the farms and mining of sand and gravel from the river bed.

    San Miguel de Allende

  • Severe deforestation of the local hills has resulted in silting-up of the lake, the consequence of which has been the spread of papyrus marsh, the consequence of which has been the setting alight of the marshes to stop them spreading, the consequence of which has been the inadvertent killing of nesting birds.

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  • Severe deforestation of the local hills has resulted in silting-up of the lake, the consequence of which has been the spread of papyrus marsh, the consequence of which has been the setting alight of the marshes to stop them spreading, the consequence of which has been the inadvertent killing of nesting birds.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • There is nothing to slow it down since there has been so much silting from the farms and mining of sand and gravel from the river bed.

    San Miguel de Allende

  • Ganga also suffers from another major problem called silting which results into chocking of its flow.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • It was close enough to the mouth of the Nile to allow for easy access to the river and a steady supply of fresh water, but far enough away so that silting would not be a problem.

    Alexander the Great

  • It was close enough to the mouth of the Nile to allow for easy access to the river and a steady supply of fresh water, but far enough away so that silting would not be a problem.

    Alexander the Great

  • Such as overgrazing, silting of streans caused by the construction of new logging roads, open pit mines whose mitigation ceases when the extractors who mined the land suddenly show empty pockets and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy when the time comes to mitigate the damage?

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • At hearings in January, Nicaragua said it has long exercised sovereignty over the disputed stretch of river and was working to prevent it silting up.

    World court rules on Nicaragua-Costa Rica dispute

  • It was close enough to the mouth of the Nile to allow for easy access to the river and a steady supply of fresh water, but far enough away so that silting would not be a problem.

    Alexander the Great

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