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or diluvion

[dih-loo-vee-uh m] /dɪˈlu vi əm/
noun, plural diluvia
[dih-loo-vee-uh] /dɪˈlu vi ə/ (Show IPA),
diluviums. Geology Now Rare.
a coarse surficial deposit formerly attributed to a general deluge but now regarded as glacial drift.
Origin of diluvium
1810-20; < Latin dīluvium flood; see deluge Unabridged
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/daɪˈluːvɪəm; dɪ-/
noun (pl) -via (-vɪə)
(geology) a former name for glacial drift See drift (sense 12)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: flood, from dīluere to wash away; see dilute
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