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Alluvial meaning

alluvial - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Deposited by water.

alluvial - examples of usage

  1. Current and tide were so strong that the boats could not be steered directly to shore, but on the alluvial strip at the base of this cove they beached themselves with such success as they could.
  2. The part of the soil which the water carried away to form the rich valley lands and deltas is known as alluvial soil.
  3. It suffered once more in Alexander's great campaign; and after his time it gradually began to sink towards its present condition of ruin and decay, from the influence, as it would seem, of mere natural causes,- the increase of alluvial soil in the delta having the effect of removing the city gradually farther and farther from the sea.
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