Definition of diluvial in English:

diluvial

Syllabification: di·lu·vi·al
Pronunciation: /diˈlo͞ovēəl
 
/

adjective

Of or relating to a flood or floods, especially the biblical Flood.
More example sentences
  • These numbers defy uniformitarian mechanisms and are much more consistent with a diluvial mechanism.
  • Leading catastrophists such as them promoted the so-called diluvial theory, which accounted for many geological phenomena by the action of the biblical flood.
  • There is that fishy loophole in the whole diluvial death wish.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin diluvialis, from diluvium 'deluge', from diluere 'wash away'.

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