Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
    Synonyms: slitch
  2. (uncountable, by extension) Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.
  3. (countable, geology) A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
Translations Verb

silt (silts, present participle silting; past and past participle silted)

  1. (transitive) To clog or fill with silt.
  2. (intransitive) To become clogged with silt.
  3. (ambitransitive) To flow through crevices; to percolate.
Translations Translations
  • French: envaser
  • Russian: заполня́ться и́лом
  • Russian: проса́чиваться

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