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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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A third of the city's water now comes from an aquifier at Edgbaston.
It is of most importance for thorough examination of spatial and temporal groundwater chemistry in aquifier while interpreting other possible contributing sources and processes of groundwater.
The [borehole] aquifier contains a lot of fractures which allows for contamination as do such things as bad fittings and breakages.
Perfectly pure, Crystal Head is quadruple distilled in glacial water from a deep aquifier in Newfoundland, Canada, then triple filtered through polished crystals.
Notwithstanding all of this is the recently announced discovery in Kenya of an aquifier, 1000 feet down, the size of Rhode Island.
Characterizing the two-dimensional thermal conductivity distribution in a sand and gravel aquifier.
6 million gallons daily (mgd) to be drawn from four well fields in the Floridan Aquifier.
Feed for utilisation of produced water Tender no: LT11100300 Description: The objective of this project is to eliminate disposal of produced water from storage tanks at KM, FM and Jaleha into the aquifier and supplement injection water by utilising this waste produced water from storage tanks.