silt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"silt" in British English

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siltnoun [U]

uk   us   /sɪlt/
sand or ​soil that is ​carried along by ​flowingwater and then ​dropped, ​especially at a ​bend in a ​river or at a river's ​opening
(Definition of silt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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siltnoun [U]

 us   /sɪlt/
sand or ​earth that has been ​carried along by ​flowingwater and then ​left esp. at a ​bend in a ​river or at a river’s ​opening
(Definition of silt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silt”
in Spanish sedimento, aluvión, limo…
in Vietnamese bùn, phù sa…
in Malaysian kelodak…
in Thai ขี้โคลน…
in French vase…
in German der Schlamm…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指河湾或河口处的)淤泥,泥沙…
in Turkish mil, alüvyon…
in Russian ил…
in Indonesian halus…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指河灣或河口處的)淤泥,泥沙…
in Polish muł…
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