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Definition 1: clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for alluvion in the sense of this definition

(alluvion is a kind of ...) matter that has been deposited by some natural process

(... is a kind of alluvion ) a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water

"the Mississippi River delta" "the Nile delta"

(... is a kind of alluvion ) an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral

(alluvion is made of the substance ...) a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

Definition 2: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where alluvion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plains fertilized by annual inundations

Synonyms for alluvion in the sense of this definition

(alluvion is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

(... is a kind of alluvion ) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

(... is a kind of alluvion ) a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

(... is a kind of alluvion ) (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

Definition 3: gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment - [noun denoting process]

(alluvion is a kind of ...) (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

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