/kastəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say kahstuhfuh'kayshuhn)

the shaping of a karst topography as a result of the action of mildly acidic water on limestone bedrock.
{karst + -i-1 + -fication}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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