Definition of 'alluvion'
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- gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
- the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Synonyms: flood inundation deluge
- clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
Synonyms: alluvial sediment alluvial deposit alluvium