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  Definition of alluvion
  1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
  2. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
  3. gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
Similar Words: alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium, flood, inundation, deluge

 

Hyponyms: placer, debacle, flash flood, flashflood

 

Derivational Morphology: inundate, deluge, submerge, flood, swamp

 

 
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