diluvium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīluvium (flood), from lavō (I wash).

Noun[edit]

diluvium (plural diluviums or diluvia)

  1. An inundation or flood.
  2. (geology) A deposit of sand, gravel, etc. made by oceanic flooding.

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References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 126