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synaeresis The process of subaqueous shrinkage of clays by the loss of pore water. The loss of pore waters occurs either because of the change in the volume of some clay minerals as a result of salinity changes, or by flocculation of the clays. The shrinkage results in the production of synaeresis cracks.

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synaeresis

synaeresis contraction of two vowels. XVI. — late L. synæresis- Gr. sunaíresis, f. SYN- + haireîn take.

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synaeresis

synaeresis The process of subaqueous shrinkage of clays by the loss of pore water.

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