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humification

[hyoo-muh-fi-key-shuh n, or, often, yoo-] /ˌhyu mə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, or, often, ˌyu-/
noun
1.
the formation of humus.
Origin of humification
1895-1900
1895-1900; hum(us) + -i- + -fication
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  • When the pores of the soil had been opened by frost the humification of the fæcal matter went forward as usual.

    The Dwelling House George Vivian Poore

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