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geyser
Water contained in porous rock seeps into an opening. Heated by magma below, it escapes under pressure to the earth's surface.

gey·ser

 (gī′zər)
n.
1. A natural hot spring that intermittently ejects a column of water and steam into the air.
2. (gē′zər) Chiefly British A gas-operated hot-water heater.

[After Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring of southwest Iceland, from geysa, to gush, from Old Norse; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

geyser

(ˈɡiːzə; US ˈɡaɪzər)
n
1. (Geological Science) a spring that discharges steam and hot water
2. (Building) Brit a domestic gas water heater
[C18: from Icelandic Geysir, from Old Norse geysa to gush]

gey•ser

(ˈgaɪ zər, -sər for 1, 3; ˈgi zər for 2 )

n.
1. a hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.
2. Brit. a hot-water heater.
[1755–65; < Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring in Iceland, literally, gusher, derivative of geysa to gush]

gey·ser

(gī′zər)
A natural hot spring that regularly ejects a spray of steam and boiling water into the air. The water is heated by coming in contact with hot rock or steam underground.

geyser

- From Icelandic Geysir, "hot spring," from Old Norse geysa, "pour or rush forth."
See also related terms for pour.

geyser

A periodic fountain forced up by the pressure of steam produced by hot rocks heating underground water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steamgeyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steam
natural spring, outpouring, fountain, spring, outflow - a natural flow of ground water
Verb1.geyser - to overflow like a geyser
brim over, overflow, well over, run over, overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)
Translations
سَخّان حَمّامفَوّارة ماء ساخِن
bojlergejzírkarmaohřívač vody
gejservandvarmer
gejzírvízmelegítõ
goshvervatnshitunardunkur
geizeriskaršto vandens šaltinisvandens šildytuvas
geizersūdens sildītājs
gejzírprietokový ohrievač vody
gayzerşofben

geyser

[ˈgiːzəʳ] (US) [ˈgaɪzəʳ] N (Geog) → géiser m; (= water heater) → calentador m de agua

geyser

[ˈgaɪzər ˈgiːzər] (US) n
(to heat water)chauffe-eau m inv
(natural)geyser m

geyser

n
(Geol) → Geiser m, → Geysir m
(= domestic geyser)Durchlauferhitzer m

geyser

[ˈgiːzəʳ] n (Geog) → geyser m inv; (water heater) → scaldabagno

geyser

(ˈgiːzə) , ((American) ˈgaizər) noun
1. an underground spring that produces and sends out hot water and steam. There are geysers in Iceland and New Zealand.
2. a small gas or electric water heater in a bathroom, kitchen etc.
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Becker said that his properties were spared what happened in one Long Island neighborhood, where, for reasons yet undetermined, raw sewage backed up and geysered out of toilets and bathtubs in some homes.