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n. mass of falling snow, mass of falling dirt and rocks; something that falls like an avalanche

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An avalanche (also called a snowslide or snowslip) is a rapid flow of snow down a sloping surface. Avalanches are typically triggered in a starting zone from a mechanical failure in the snowpack (slab avalanche) when the forces on the snow exceed its strength but sometimes only with gradually widening (loose snow avalanche). After initiation, avalanches usually accelerate rapidly and grow in mass and volume as they entrain more snow. If the avalanche moves fast enough some of the snow may mix with the air forming a powder snow avalanche, which is a type of gravity current.

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1. a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
(hypernym) slide
(hyponym) lahar
(derivation) roll down
2. a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things; "the program brought an avalanche of mail"
(hypernym) happening, occurrence, natural event

1. of snow masses in the mountains
(synonym) roll down
(hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down

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nf. avalanche; flood, shower

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avalanche (f)
n. avalanche, mass of falling dirt and rocks

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