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Diluvium \Di*lu"vi*um\, n.; pl. E. Diluviums, L. Diluvia. [L. diluvium. See Dilute, Deluge.] (Geol.) A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.

Note: The accumulation of matter by the ordinary operation of water is termed alluvium.


n. (plural of diluvium English)