Definition of Diluvial

1. Adjective. Of or connected with a deluge.

Exact synonyms: Diluvian
Partainyms: Deluge, Deluge



Definition of Diluvial

1. a. Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, esp. to the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian.

Definition of Diluvial

1. Adjective. Relating to or produced by a flood or deluge. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to Noah's Flood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diluvial

1. pertaining to a flood [adj]

Medical Definition of Diluvial

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, especially. To the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian. 2. Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses. Similar unstratified deposits were formed by the agency of ice. The time of deposition has been called the Diluvian epoch. Origin: L. Diluvialis. Fr. Diluvium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diluvial

dilutenesses
diluter
diluters
dilutes
diluting
dilution
dilution anaemia
dilution cloning
dilutional
dilutional hyponatraemia
dilutions
dilutive
dilutor
dilutors
diluvia
diluvial (current term)
diluvian
diluviate
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diluvions
diluvium
diluviums
dim
dim-bulb
dim-headed
dim-sighted
dim-witted

Literary usage of Diluvial

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1. Mining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer Hittell (1862)
"diluvial and Alluvial Placers, g 56. Placer gold diggings may be divided ... I call all these deposits diluvial, as if made under the influence of a deluge. ..."

2. Report on the Geological and Agricultural Survey of the State of Rhode by Charles Thomas Jackson (1840)
"There are abundant proofs that a diluvial current swept the whole surface ... diluvial Boulder of Granite resting on Gneiss, A. Arnold's estate, Smithfield. ..."

3. A Treatise on Geology by John Phillips (1837)
"ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL CHARACTER OF THE diluvial PERIOD. The diluvial deposits appear, in general, characterised by the presence of a great number of land ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"No fossils have as yet been discovered in this deposit; it ranks among the "modern," "post- tertiary," or " diluvial" formations of geologists; ..."

5. Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, Edward William Brayley (1825)
"THE following remarks on certain diluvial deposits form a supplement to a paper ... In my former paper on the origin of alluvial and diluvial formations, ..."

6. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell, Benjamin Silliman (1839)
"Alluvial and diluvial Depositions.—Rapid Destruction of Mountains dependent on their structure.—Fall of Mont Grenier in Savoy ; and of other Mountains in ..."

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