diluvium


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diluvium

(daɪˈluːvɪəm; dɪ-)
n, pl -via (-vɪə)
(Geological Science) geology a former name for glacial drift. See drift12
[C19: from Latin: flood, from dīluere to wash away; see dilute]
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In post-Koban times, when erosive processes became more active, all traces of this first stage of terracing were destroyed, and the hillslopes became smooth rather than terraced, and covered with a layer of diluvium as described above.
gratiam diluvium nominat), which Hubmaier related to the biblical flood and the sanctuary of the ark as a figure of baptism and its salvific character (Gen.
Galaxy and diluvium, the infinite and the eternal, enter into the orbit of human interests.