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Definitions of Diluvium

  1. A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An inundation or flood: (geol.) a deposit of sand, gravel, etc., made by the former action of the sea. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Deposit of sand, &c., caused by the sea. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, &c, caused by currents of water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A great accumulation or deposit of earth, sand, &c., brought together by the action of great bodies of water; accumulation of matter by the ordinary operation of water is termed alluvium, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. dil-[=u]'vi-um, n. an inundation or flood: (geol.) a deposit of sand, gravel, &c. made by extraordinary currents of water--also DIL[=U]'VION.--adjs. DIL[=U]'VIAL, DIL[=U]'VIAN, pertaining to a flood, esp. that in the time of Noah: caused by a deluge: composed of diluvium.--n. DIL[=U]'VIALIST, one who explains geological phenomena by the Flood. [L. diluvium--dilu[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. n. [Latin] A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, pebbles, &c., caused by former action of the sea or other water. Cabinet Dictionary
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