Meaning of uncompacted in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnkəmˈpaktɪd/


  • Not closely or firmly packed together.

    ‘soft, loose, uncompacted soil’
    • ‘Wild-type plants exhibited comparable leaf growth rates when grown in uncompacted soil.’
    • ‘A few small, uncompacted specimens have been also found in limestones in the northern Groom Range, Nevada.’
    • ‘Soil structure that is open and uncompacted allows air penetration to the roots, which is vital to the good health of your plants.’
    • ‘Decks would be counted as pervious, or absorbent, if they include slats between planks and are built over a pervious surface such as dirt or uncompacted gravel.’
    • ‘They failed to notice that the pool was at the bottom of a large, deep excavation subtended by steep slopes of uncompacted sand and above which was another pool of clear water.’
    • ‘I have seen them put slab foundations on uncompacted soil, and now the slab has settled, the house is crooked, and the slab has big cracks in it.’
    • ‘One of the rescue team members said an overnight snowfall had left a deep overlay of fresh, uncompacted snow that covered most of the rocks.’
    • ‘Recent sediments consist of uncompacted and uncemented sands, clays, and silts, and they have a strength of the order of one thousandth that of many strong metamorphosed basement, or igneous, rocks.’
    • ‘Many modern, steel-hulled ships have been damaged by sea ice, but an experienced skipper, carefully picking his way through open leads and uncompacted areas, can crunch through a floe with relative confidence.’
    • ‘In soft, loose, uncompacted soil, it is possible to operate a weeder at a much higher ground speed than when the soil is hard.’