ETYM French alluvion, Latin alluvio, from alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. Related to Lave.
Gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment.
Effect of water impacting on shoreline.
Impact of water on shore; flood; alluvium.
ETYM Latin praecipitatio: cf. French précipitation.
In meteorology, water that falls to the Earth from the atmosphere. It includes rain, snow, sleet, hail, dew, and frost.
1. An unexpected acceleration or hastening.
2. The falling to earth of rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist; SYN. downfall.
3. The process of forming a chemical precipitate.