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aq·ui·fer

 (ăk′wə-fər, ä′kwə-)
n.
An underground layer of permeable rock, sediment, or soil that yields water. Aquifers can range from a few square kilometers to thousands of square kilometers in size.

aquifer

(ˈækwɪfə)
n
(Geological Science) a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells

aq•ui•fer

(ˈæk wə fər)

n.
a geological formation of permeable rock, gravel, or sand containing or conducting groundwater, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc.
[1900–05; probably < French aquifère (adj.); see aqui-, -fer]

aq·ui·fer

(ăk′wə-fər)
An underground layer of sand, gravel, or porous rock that collects water and holds it like a sponge. Much of the water we use is obtained by drilling wells into aquifers.

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A water-bearing, permeable, and porous rock mass or layer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquifer - underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
Translations
aquifer
akifer

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] Nacuífero m

aquifer

[ˈækwɪr] naquifère m

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] n (Geol) → acquifero
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One of the groundwater bodies in the SE region is the Upper Lee groundwater body, where the ecology and public water supply are largely dependent on the underlying unconfined groundwater aquifer.
3] a day or 45% of the total inflow, and the inflow of unconfined groundwater makes up 55% (Table 1).
Unconfined groundwater is continuous under the landscape and is typically the type of groundwater system used for drinking and irrigation water.