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    alluvion

    alluvion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alluvion

    Definition
    (noun) gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment Definition
    (noun) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    Synonyms : deluge , flood , inundation
    Example Sentence
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
    Definition
    (noun) clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
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