diluvial


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di·lu·vi·al

 (dĭ-lo͞o′vē-əl) also di·lu·vi·an (-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or produced by a flood.

[Late Latin dīluviālis, from Latin dīluvium, flood, from dīluere, to wash away; see dilute.]

diluvial

(daɪˈluːvɪəl; dɪ-) or

diluvian

adj
1. (Bible) of or connected with a deluge, esp with the great Flood described in Genesis
2. (Geological Science) of or relating to diluvium
[C17: from Late Latin dīluviālis; see diluvium]

di•lu•vi•al

(dɪˈlu vi əl)

also di•lu′vi•an,



adj.
pertaining to or caused by a flood or deluge.
[1650–60; < Late Latin dīluviālis=dīluvi(um) flood]
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Adj.1.diluvial - of or connected with a deluge
Translations

diluvial

, diluvian
adj(Sint)flut-, sintflutartig
References in classic literature ?
Natural selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure.
The bedrock of the hillside is made of loess with a thin layer of diluvial sand sediment.
The authors also explain that in the diluvial terrains of Madrid they had found fossil remains of Elephas africanus, a pachyderm that at the time of the article lived only in the central and southern regions of Africa.
Finalmente cuando la erupcion declino, se generaron tormentas con lluvias torrenciales que produjeron lahares (corrientes de lodo y ceniza) que de manera diluvial bajaron por las laderas del Popocatepetl y tambien del Iztaccihuatl, donde varios kilometros cubicos de material no consolidado habian sido depositados por la erupcion.
un refuge dans quoi on se replie pour fuir le reel informe, diluvial et devastateur; puis, cette assurance acquise, il menage en lui-meme un deluge (en l'occurrence, et entre autres, le deferlement des formes et motlfs poetlques et le folsonnement dynamlque des reseaux actlves par la slgnlflance) pour pouvolr s'y noyer a volonte, mals a pled sec
A]s modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings.
Geologists intensely debated the adequacy of actual causes to explain the allegedly diluvial deposits and some other rocks from the deep past.
60-61), and with cultural commentary: 'President Wilson grins like a dog and runs about the city, sniffing with innocent enjoyment the diluvial urine of Gargantua' (ll.