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alluvion (s) (noun), alluvions (pl)
1. The flow of water against a shore or bank: The alluvion of the current against the shoreline caused some erosion of soil.
2. Inundation by water or flooding: The newspaper was filled with stories of hardships caused by the alluvion of the river.
3. The increasing of land area along a shoreline by the sand, gravel, and silt that has been deposited by the recession of a river: The surveyor, Mr. Thomas, came to measure the farmer's ground area because the alluvion of the river might have deposited mud, clay, etc. along the river banks and so increased the size of his property.
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