silting
[ˈsɪltɪŋ]
NOUN
  1. the process of becoming filled or blocked with silt.
    "the silting of the river estuary"
silt
[sɪlt]
NOUN
  1. fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment, especially in a channel or harbour.
    synonyms:
    sediment · deposit · alluvium · mud · slime · ooze · sludge · sand ·
    clay · clag
    • a bed or layer of silt.
    • technical
      sediment whose particles are between clay and sand in size (typically 0.002–0.06 mm).
VERB
silts (third person present) · silted (past tense) · silted (past participle) · silting (present participle)
  1. become filled or blocked with silt.
    "the river's mouth had silted up"
    synonyms:
    become blocked · become choked · become clogged · fill up (with silt) ·
    become filled · become dammed
Origin
late Middle English: probably originally denoting a salty deposit and of Scandinavian origin, related to Danish and Norwegian sylt ‘salt marsh’, also to salt.
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How to use silting in a sentence?
sand from the beach is silting up the harbour mouth.
the soil ends up silting up the stream.
the silting of the river estuary.
How to say silting in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic تراكم الطمي
Bangla ওভারব্রীজের
Bosnian (Latin) nasipavanje
Bulgarian (VERB)наноси, утайки
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan Orontes
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian nasipavanje
Czech (VERB)zanášení, naplaveniny
Danish (VERB)aflejringer
(NOUN)tilsanding
Dutch verzanding
Estonian (VERB)mudastumist
(NOUN)ladestus
Finnish (VERB)liettymistä
French (VERB)envasement
(NOUN)ensablement
German Verschlammung
Greek (VERB)προσχώσεων
Haitian Creole ensablement
Hindi गाह
Hungarian (VERB)eliszaposodás
Indonesian pendangkalan Sungai
Italian (VERB)insabbiamento
Japanese (VERB)沈泥
Klingon silt
Latvian straumes
Lithuanian sąnašos
Maltese ħama
Persian بندر،
Polish (VERB)zamula
Portuguese (VERB)assoreamento
Querétaro Otomi enarenamiento
Romanian (VERB)aluviunilor
Russian заиления
Serbian (Cyrillic) силтинг
Slovak (VERB)zanášanie, naplaveniny
(NOUN)usadeninami
Slovenian (VERB)zamuljevanja
Spanish (VERB)enarenamiento
(NOUN)sedimentación
Swedish gror
Tamil உவர்ப்புத்தன்மையை
Telugu తీయించడం
Ukrainian замулювання
Urdu ہوتی
Welsh lenwi
Yucatec Maya enarenamiento
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