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- n. An inundation or flood.
- n. A deposit of sand, gravel, etc. made by oceanic flooding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deluge or an inundation; an overflowing.
- n. Coarse detrital material, wherever found: a term introduced into geology in consequence of a general belief in the past occurrence of a universal deluge.
From Latin dīluvium ("flood"), from lavō ("I wash"). (Wiktionary)