Definition of Diluvian

1. Adjective. Of or connected with a deluge.

Exact synonyms: Diluvial
Partainyms: Deluge, Deluge



Definition of Diluvian

1. a. Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.

Definition of Diluvian

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a deluge, or flood; diluvial ¹

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Definition of Diluvian

1. diluvial [adj] - See also: diluvial

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diluvian

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

Literary usage of Diluvian

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1. The History of Hindostan: Its Arts, and Its Sciences, as Connected with the by Thomas Maurice (1795)
"... -diluvian Re cords of Moses— The Ten Generations of Berosus,the Chaldean, ... Characters of various Ante-diluvian Personages mentioned in the History of ..."

2. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell, Gérard Paul Deshayes (1833)
"... historical era—Division of volcanos into ante-diluvian and post-diluvian inadmissible—Theories respecting the effects of the Flood considered—Hypothesis ..."

3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1848)
"The author distinguishes four classes of diluvian formations in the department of Vosges, namely,—• 1. The granitic diluvium, composed of pebbles and sands ..."

4. The Gentile Nations: Or, the History and Religion of the Egyptians by George Smith (1854)
"Here, unquestionably, the first post-diluvian apostacy was carried into effect, and recognised as the established faith of a particular nation. ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"EHe de Beaumont is of the opinion, however, that the phenomena of this basin are as well, and even better, explained by the action of diluvian currents than ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1869)
"... however, that the phenomena of this basin are as well, and even better, explained by the action of diluvian currents than by that of a vast glacier. ..."

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