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alluvion

 
Noun alluvion has 3 senses
  1. alluvion - gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
    --1 is a kind of
    geological process, geologic process
  2. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
    --2 is a kind of geological phenomenon
    --2 has particulars: debacle; flash flood, flashflood
  3. alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium, alluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    --3 is a kind of sediment, deposit
    --3 has substances: alluvial soil
    --3 has particulars: placer
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