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Meaning of DILUVIUM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*lu"vi*um\, n.; pl. E. {Diluviums}, L. {Diluvia}.
[L. diluvium. See {Dilute}, {Deluge}.] (Geol.)
A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc.,
caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of
glacial ice.

Note: The accumulation of matter by the ordinary operation of
      water is termed alluvium.

 
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 Related Terms: alluvion, alluvium, ash, cinder, clinker, debris, deposit, deposition, deposits, detritus, draff, dregs, drift, dross, ember, feces, froth, grounds, lees, loess, moraine, offscum, precipitate, precipitation, scoria, scree, scum, sediment, settlings, silt, sinter, slag, smut, soot, sublimate
 

 

 

 

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