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Concretion

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Singular
concretion

Plural
concretions

concretion (plural concretions)

  1. The process of aggregating or coalescing into a mass.
  2. A solid, hard mass formed by a process of aggregation or coalescence.
  3. (geology) A rounded mass of a mineral, sometimes found in sedimentary rock or on the ocean floor.
    • 1844, Charles Darwin, Geological Observations on South America, ch. 5,
      Of the three beds, the central one is the most compact, and more like ordinary sandstone: it includes numerous flattened spherical concretions.
  4. The action of making something concrete or the result of such an action.
    • 1860, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, ch. 14,
      "My new statue!" said Kenyon. . . . "It is the concretion of a good deal of thought, emotion, and toil of brain and hand."

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