lithification


lithification

lithification [lith-uh-fi-key-shuh n] Word Origin noun Geology.

  1. the process or processes by which unconsolidated materials are converted into coherent solid rock, as by compaction or cementation.

Origin of lithification First recorded in 1870–75; lith- + -i- + -fication Also called induration. British Dictionary definitions for lithification lithification noun

  1. the consolidation of a loosely deposited sediment into a hard sedimentary rock

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