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fluvial Line breaks: flu|vial
Pronunciation: /ˈfluːvɪəl/

Definition of fluvial in English:


chiefly Geology
Of or found in a river: fluvial processes fluvial deposits
More example sentences
  • These units are conformably overlain by fluvial and lacustrine volcaniclastic deposits, tuffs and hyaloclastites.
  • Glacial, periglacial, fluvial, and mass-movement processes dominate in mountain environments.
  • As the basin filled, or the rate of subsidence relative to the influx of material lessened, subaerial fluvial deposits were emplaced.


Middle English: from Latin fluvialis, from fluvius 'river', from fluere 'to flow'.

Words that rhyme with fluvial

alluvial, diluvial, pluvial
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