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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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The project aims to construct check dams at three different sites in South east from Chaman Town to store flood water and recharge groundwater aquifer.
The study found that not only were groundwater monitoring wells showing increased temperatures down to 30 feet below the ground level, but there was also increased salinity in the groundwater aquifer, that had been increasing at a rate of five percent a decade.
Thirdly is deep karst groundwater aquifer, made up of the Carboniferous limestone with thickness 8 12m and the Ordovician limestone with thickness about 400m, the permeability of which is about 1-30 m/d.
ISLAMABAD -- A PC-1 of Mangi dam is being prepared to ensure relieve some pressure on groundwater aquifer and conserve water in less developed, remote and far-flung areas of Balochistan.
In IPR, purified water is introduced into a groundwater aquifer or a surface water reservoir for a specified period of time before being withdrawn for potable purposes.
Three zones were identified in these sections they are the top dry zone (less than 1m to greater than 3m) representing the superficial deposits the middle zone (Saturated zone) represents the groundwater aquifer.
In this way it is trying to remake the natural reality and to control the variables which are involved in subsidence and SHAGH by using the modeling of groundwater aquifer in small and miniature scale.
During dewatering of the decline, hydrological monitors will be installed in the 870 tunnel bedrock walls to measure groundwater aquifer flows.
The aquifer is extensive, covering 27,000 square miles and is similar in form to a groundwater aquifer on land that can be used for drinking water.
A hydraulic engineer who has been active in groundwater aquifer testing since 1949, Walton here explains how to construct a space and time representation of the groundwater flow system within an aquifer test domain that captures the essence of the groundwater system.
The deposit sits along a large regional esker that acts as a major groundwater aquifer.
This may be explained by the permeability of groundwater aquifer or aquifer system.