[ih-vap-uh-rahyt] /ɪˈvæp əˌraɪt/

noun, Geology.
any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater.
any sedimentary rock, such as rock salt, gypsum, or anhydrite, formed by evaporation of former seas or salt-water lakes
A sedimentary rock that consists of one or more minerals formed as precipitates from the evaporation of a saline solution, such as saltwater. Usually, the first evaporite to form from saltwater is calcium, followed by gypsum and then halite.


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