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al•lu•vi•on



Pronunciation: (u-lOO'vē-un), [key]
n.
1. Law.a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
2. overflow; flood.
3. Now Rare.alluvium.

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alluvial plainalluvium
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