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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.
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(Geological Science) a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
aquifer[ˈækwɪfəʳ] N → acuífero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
aquifer[ˈækwɪfər] n → aquifère m
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aquifer[ˈækwɪfəʳ] n (Geol) → acquifero
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