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dry wellalso dry·well (drī′wĕl′)
An underground chamber, usually containing stones or rubble, that collects rainwater from the roof of a building and allows it to seep gradually into the soil, reducing runoff.
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a hole used to drain off surface water, allowing it to be absorbed underground.
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