Definition of diluvial in English:


Line breaks: di¦lu|vial
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈl(j)uːvɪəl
, dɪ-/


  • Relating to a flood or floods, especially the biblical Flood.
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    • 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.


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

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