Aggradation



to raise the or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like.
Historical Examples

Long continued glacial drainage usually results in a large measure of aggradation.
The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin Rollin D. Salisbury

verb
(transitive) to build up the level of (any land surface) by the deposition of sediment Compare degrade (sense 4)

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    to raise the or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like. Historical Examples Its deposits tend to aggrade (build up) the flat which its meanderings develop. The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin Rollin D. Salisbury In this way […]

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