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loam

 (lōm)
n.
1. Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
2. A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
tr.v. loamed, loam·ing, loams
To fill, cover, or coat with loam.

[Middle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lām; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

loam′y adj.
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loam

(ləʊm)
n
1. (Geological Science) rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand, clay, and decaying organic material
2. (Elements & Compounds) a paste of clay and sand used for making moulds in a foundry, plastering walls, etc
vb
(tr) to cover, treat, or fill with loam
[Old English lām; related to Old Swedish lēmo clay, Old High German leimo]
ˈloamy adj
ˈloaminess n
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loam

(loʊm)
n.
1. a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay.
2. a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for founding and in plastering walls, stopping holes, etc.
3. earth or soil.
4. Obs. clay or clayey earth.
v.t.
5. to cover or stop with loam.
[before 900; lome, earlier lam(e), Old English lām, c. Middle Dutch leem]
loam′i•ness, n.
loam′y, adj.
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loam

(lōm)
Soil composed of approximately equal quantities of sand, silt, and clay. It typically also contains decayed plant matter.
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loam


Past participle: loamed
Gerund: loaming

Imperative
loam
loam
Present
I loam
you loam
he/she/it loams
we loam
you loam
they loam
Preterite
I loamed
you loamed
he/she/it loamed
we loamed
you loamed
they loamed
Present Continuous
I am loaming
you are loaming
he/she/it is loaming
we are loaming
you are loaming
they are loaming
Present Perfect
I have loamed
you have loamed
he/she/it has loamed
we have loamed
you have loamed
they have loamed
Past Continuous
I was loaming
you were loaming
he/she/it was loaming
we were loaming
you were loaming
they were loaming
Past Perfect
I had loamed
you had loamed
he/she/it had loamed
we had loamed
you had loamed
they had loamed
Future
I will loam
you will loam
he/she/it will loam
we will loam
you will loam
they will loam
Future Perfect
I will have loamed
you will have loamed
he/she/it will have loamed
we will have loamed
you will have loamed
they will have loamed
Future Continuous
I will be loaming
you will be loaming
he/she/it will be loaming
we will be loaming
you will be loaming
they will be loaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been loaming
you have been loaming
he/she/it has been loaming
we have been loaming
you have been loaming
they have been loaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been loaming
you will have been loaming
he/she/it will have been loaming
we will have been loaming
you will have been loaming
they will have been loaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been loaming
you had been loaming
he/she/it had been loaming
we had been loaming
you had been loaming
they had been loaming
Conditional
I would loam
you would loam
he/she/it would loam
we would loam
you would loam
they would loam
Past Conditional
I would have loamed
you would have loamed
he/she/it would have loamed
we would have loamed
you would have loamed
they would have loamed
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loam

A medium-texture soil that is rich in humus and contains roughly equal parts of sand, silt and clay particles. It is usually well drained and easy to work.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loam - a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materialsloam - a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
regur, regur soil - a rich black loam of India
chernozemic soil - a rich black loam of Russia
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Translations
hiuesavimaa

loam

[ləʊm] Nmarga f
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loam

[ˈləʊm] nterreau m
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loam

nLehmerde f
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loam

[ləʊm] nterriccio (fertile)
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To get started, all you need are some old containers recycled as pots, loam soil, water, seeds or seedlings.
The farmers are now using loam soil to tame and kill the worms.
LAHORE -- Heavy loam soil is suitable for cultivation of maize and the sowing process in rain-fed areas should be completed before the start of monsoon season.
More such studies are needed to evaluate CA practices over conventional practices under different soil and climatic condition in terms of soil physical health for long term sustainability of rice-wheat rotation on sandy loam soil in Eastern IGP of India.
The value of wheat [r.sub.g] increases sharply from 3.31 [micro]mol [m.sup.-3] [s.sup.-1] in clay loam soil and 5.46 [micro]mol [m.sup.-3] [s.sup.-1] in sandy loam soil at 20 cm matric head and then peaks at 12.53 [micro]mol [m.sup.-3] [s.sup.-1] at 40 cm in the sandy loam soil, and reaches 10.93 [micro]mol [m.sup.-3] [s.sup.-1] at 60 cm matric heads in the clay loam soil (Fig.
Harvesting in area with sandy loam soil started at 256 days after planting (DAP) in cultivation with 100% mulch.
A combination of deep ripping and gypsum treatment increased the soil water infiltration rate by about 90% on the loamy sand soil but by more than 130% on the sandy clay loam soil 4 years after the application of the treatments.
The maximum value of organic matter % was found in clay loam mound soil (0.83+-0.06) and minimum value was found in sandy loam soil type (0.16+-0.03) (Table III).
The highest phosphorus value was observed in samples cultivated on silty clay loam soils in the 1st and 3rd weeks (ATP) but clay loam soil samples recorded the highest values in weeks 4 to 6 (ATP).
The behavior of wetted depth and width of the silty soil was almost similar to the loamy sand and sandy loam soil types.
(2000) observed the parallel behavior of Zn but under a different environment as they used acidic clay loam and marine loam soil texture for their experiment; they reported that the addition of organic matter (pig manure) increased the solubility of Zn through the formation of soluble organo-metallic complexes.
In figure 6 is shown graph and map of vibration spread in the sandy loam soil. In the graph is shown that maximum modelled vibration in the road section reach 21,8 mm/[s.sup.2].