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diluvian

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

Definition of diluvian in English:

adjective

Another term for diluvial.
Example sentences
  • Another commentator, the Malbim, explains the shift from a physical perspective: The post-diluvian era was marked by a general weakening of the human condition.
  • In this diluvian world the little church where grandmother used to sing in the choir is a source merely of unwelcome and finally fatal intrusions.
  • I suppose putting them at work wasn't such a bad idea, living in an old church brings to mind ancient floods, and I'm sure there's more than a shred of truth in the story behind the biblical diluvian fantasy.

Words that rhyme with diluvian

alluvion, antediluvian, Peruvian

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