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ground·wa·ter

also ground water  (ground′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water beneath the earth's surface, often between saturated soil and rock, that supplies wells and springs.
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groundwater

(ˈɡraʊndˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in pervious rocks
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ground′wa`ter

or ground′ wa`ter,


n.
the water beneath the surface of the ground, the source of spring and well water.
[1885–90]
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ground·wa·ter

(ground′wô′tər)
Water that flows or collects beneath the Earth's surface. Groundwater originates from rain and from melting snow and ice. It sinks into the ground, filling the small empty spaces in soil, sediment, and porous rocks. Aquifers, springs, and wells are supplied by the flow of groundwater.
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Translations

groundwater

[ˈgraʊndwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f subterránea, aguas fpl superficiales
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groundwater

[ˈgraʊndwɔːtər] nnappe f phréatique
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References in periodicals archive ?
Additionally, leakage recharge from the upper shallow aquifer groundwater may play a key role in contributing to the source of deep confined groundwater during groundwater exploitation.
The [[delta].sup.18]O and [[delta].sup.2]H values in the Group 3 samples and the deep confined groundwater of the Huai River basin were characterized by more depleted [delta]-values compared with Group 1 and Group 2 porewater.
The total amount of drained water is formed from precipitation water, surface water, subsoil water (unconfined groundwater) and confined groundwater, and mine water is actually a part of the natural cycle of water; the components of the balance of water pumped out from open-casts and underground mines differ significantly.
It can be seen that confined groundwater makes up 10% of the total inflow, the proportion of unconfined groundwater in different open-cast mine fields accounts for 6-34%, and precipitation water makes up 66-84% in the depleted area.
Because of this intense exploitation of groundwater, the confined groundwater level has dropped to about 20 m below sea level since the 1990s [28, 29] (Figures 3(b) and 3(c)).
In addition, the risk of seawater intrusion into the confined groundwater is assessed by analysis of the dynamic data of groundwater level and hydrochemistry.