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

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


(daɪˈluːvɪəl; dɪ-) or


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]


(dɪˈlu vi əl)

also di•lu′vi•an,

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


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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 soils found in Lithuania are classified as glacial (till (moraine)), fluvioglacial, limnoglacial and Holocene (marine, aeolian, limnic, marsh, diluvial, technogenic) deposits.
The strata in the tunnel site include alluvial and diluvial loess-like sandy silt [Q.sub.4.sup.al+pl] of the Holocene Quaternary system, eolian loess [Q.sub.3.sub.eQl] of the Upper Pleistocene, and alluvial loess-like mingled fine sand layer [Q.sub.3.sup.al] of the Upper Pleistocene.
(1934) Acerca de algunos rastros de glaciacion diluvial en la cordillera proxima a Bogota.--Compil.
The bedrock of the hillside is made of loess with a thin layer of diluvial sand sediment.
Entonces, se podria re-narrar la historia desde una perspectiva diluvial: a primera vista, la inundacion es una inundacion de agua, que desplaza la rutina normal de la ciudad e induce a pena y malestar fisico a los seres humanos que viven alli.
Eguchi and Yamada (1997) conducted a long-term field experiment (3 and 15 years) using slow-release B fertiliser on three soil types (diluvial, granitic and volcanic ash) in an area with an average precipitation of more than 2000 mm.
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.
Buckland, Reliquiae Diluvianae, or Observations on the Organic Remains Contained in Caves, Fissures, and Diluvial Gravel, and Other Geological Phenomena, Attesting the Action of an Universal Deluge, J.
9, Rinklin's exhibition, "Diluvial," is part of the museum's "Contemporary Connections" series and was inspired by its architecture and collection of 19th-century American landscape paintings.
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.