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Definition of alluvion:

  1. An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.
  2. An overflowing; an inundation; a flood.
  3. Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium.
  4. Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.


flowage, spate, cloudburst, flood tide, cataract, soaker, alluvial deposit, overflow, inundation, photoflood, big, floodlight, torrent, outpouring, downpour, alluvial sediment, waterspout, deluge, flood, cataclysm, alluvium, pelter, freshet, flood lamp, rising tide, Niagara.

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