dead cave

dead cave

[¦ded ′kāv]
(geology)
A cave where there is no moisture or no growth of mineral deposits associated with moisture.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once water stops reaching a cave, it becomes a dead cave and its formations slowly begin to erode away.