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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.
(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)
a geological formation of permeable rock, gravel, or sand containing or conducting groundwater, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc.
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.
A water-bearing, permeable, and porous rock mass or layer.