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Silt vs Sirt - What's the difference?

silt | sirt |

As nouns the difference between silt and sirt

is that silt is mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water while sirt is a quicksand.

As a verb silt

is to clog or fill with silt.

silt

English

Noun

  • Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  • Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.
  • (geology) A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  • See also

    * alluvium * varve

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To clog or fill with silt.
  • To become clogged with silt.
  • To flow through crevices; to percolate.
  • Derived terms

    * silt up

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    sirt

    English

    Noun

  • (obsolete) A quicksand.
  • (Webster 1913)