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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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