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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.
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aquifer

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

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] Nacuífero m
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aquifer

[ˈækwɪr] naquifère m
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aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] n (Geol) → acquifero
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Alternative liner designs would be allowed if they were capable of preventing the migration of wastes or leachate out of the landfill to the uppermost aquafier during the landfill's entire life span--including the post-closure period.