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English noun: alluvion

1. alluvion (process) gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment


Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process

2. alluvion (phenomenon) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land


SamplesPlains fertilized by annual inundations.


Synonymsdeluge, flood, inundation


Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)debacle, flash flood, flashflood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood

3. alluvion (object) clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down


Synonymsalluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvium


Broader (hypernym)deposit, sediment


Narrower (hyponym)delta, placer


Substance holonymalluvial soil









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