[ muhd-floh ]
/ ˈmʌdˌfloʊ /
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a flow of mixed earth debris containing a large amount of water.
the dried-out product of such a flow.
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Also called mud slide, mud·spate [muhd-speyt]. /ˈmʌdˌspeɪt/.
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Seattle is partly built on one such mudflow, created only several thousand years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for mudflow
/ (ˈmʌdˌfləʊ) /
geology a flow of soil or fine-grained sediment mixed with water down a steep unstable slope
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Scientific definitions for mudflow
[ mŭd′flō′ ]
A downhill movement of soft, wet, unconsolidated earth and debris, made fluid by rain or melted snow and often building up great speed.
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