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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diluvial  \Di*lu"vi*al\,  a.  [L.  diluvialis.  fr  diluvium.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  flood  or  deluge,  esp.  to  the  great 
  deluge  in  the  days  of  Noah;  diluvian. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  Effected  or  produced  by  a  flood  or  deluge  of 
  water;  --  said  of  coarse  and  imperfectly  stratified 
  deposits  along  ancient  or  existing  water  courses.  Similar 
  unstratified  deposits  were  formed  by  the  agency  of  ice. 
  The  time  of  deposition  has  been  called  the  Diluvian  epoch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diluvial 
  adj  :  of  or  connected  with  a  deluge  [syn:  {diluvian}] 




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