Definition of diluvial in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈlo͞ovēəl/


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


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

Words that rhyme with diluvial

alluvial, fluvial, pluvial

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Syllabification: di·lu·vi·al

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