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diluvium

or di路lu路vi路on

[ dih-loo-vee-uhm ]
/ d瑟藞lu vi 蓹m /
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noun, plural di路lu路vi路a [dih-loo-vee-uh], /d瑟藞lu vi 蓹/, di路lu路vi路ums.Geology Now Rare.
a coarse surficial deposit formerly attributed to a general deluge but now regarded as glacial drift.
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Origin of diluvium

1810鈥20; <Latin d墨luvium flood; see deluge

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British Dictionary definitions for diluvium

diluvium
/ (da瑟藞lu藧v瑟蓹m, d瑟-) /

noun plural -via (-v瑟蓹)
geology a former name for glacial driftSee drift (def. 12)

Word Origin for diluvium

C19: from Latin: flood, from d墨luere to wash away; see dilute
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