alluviate

verb
al·​lu·​vi·​ate | \ -vēˌāt, usually -ād + V \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of alluviate

transitive verb

: to cover with alluvium an alluviated valley

intransitive verb

: to deposit alluvium

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First Known Use of alluviate

1810, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for alluviate

alluvium + -ate

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“Alluviate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alluviate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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