alluvion /əˈl(j)uːvɪən/


I. noun [ mass noun]

[chiefly Law] the action of the sea or a river in adding to the area of land by deposition.

Compare with avulsion.
– origin mid 16th cent. (originally denoting a flood, especially one carrying suspended material which is then deposited): from French, from Latin alluvio(n-), from ad- ‘towards’ + luere ‘to wash’.

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