usually -ād + V

transitive verb

: to cover with alluvium
an alluviated valley

intransitive verb

: to deposit alluvium

Word History


alluvium + -ate

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of alluviate was in 1810

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“Alluviate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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