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floodplain
top: a river at normal level
bottom: a river that has flooded and spread to low-lying areas on either side of the river

flood·plain

also flood plain  (flŭd′plān′)
n.
A plain bordering a river and subject to flooding at times of high water.

floodplain

(ˈflʌdˌpleɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) the flat area bordering a river, composed of sediment deposited during flooding

flood·plain

(flŭd′plān′)
Flat land bordering a river and made up of sediments such as sand, silt, and clay deposited during floods.
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Noun1.floodplain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to floodingfloodplain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding
champaign, plain, field - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
Translations
ártér

floodplain

[ˈflʌdpleɪn] Nllanura f sujeta a inundaciones de un río
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