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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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