Part of speech: verb

To obstruct with sediment.

Part of speech: noun

Fine earthy sediment deposited by a stream.

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Usage examples "silt":

  1. The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
  2. Stream channels rise as silt is deposited in them and eventually become higher than the surrounding terrain. - "Area Handbook for Albania", Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White.
  3. The mixture should then be allowed to stand in a warm place for 24 hours, during which the water and silt will settle to the bottom. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..