Alluvion Definition

The flow of water against a shore or bank.
American Heritage
The washing of water against a shore or bank.
Webster's New World
Inundation by water; flood.
American Heritage
An overflowing; flood.
Webster's New World
The increasing of land area along a shore by deposited alluvium or by the recession of water.
American Heritage

Origin of Alluvion

  • Latin alluviō alluviōn- from alluere to wash against ad- ad- -luere to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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