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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- The conversion of unconsolidated sediments into solid rock.

Usage examples (4)
  • The process of compaction and cementation is known as lithification.
  • Early phosphogenesis strongly favored the preservation and lithification of phosphate-rich bones and coprolites, probably during periods of marine transgression and...
  • The process of lithification by carbonated springs is still going on.
  • The reason for this was that the only ways they could estimate the absolute time-scales involved were all based on very variable phenomena - erosion, weathering, sedimentation... for more
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