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  1. In leaching, reduced permeability of ion-exchange resins due to adherent slimes. In sieving, blocking of screen apertures by particles. Pryor, 3
  2. A matting of, or stoppage by, fine materials during screening that interferes with or blinds the screen mesh.
  3. Compacting soil immediately over a tile drain to reduce its tendency to move into the tile. Nichols, 1

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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