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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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Mahmoud Sherif, doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware and the main author of the paper, told Daily News Egypt that the study focused on using chlorine isotopes to identify sources of chloride, and to estimate the relative age of groundwater from the Nubian aquifer and the shallow alluvial aquifers, in addition to the fractured basement aquifers in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
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RAMALLAH, March 21, 2018 (WAFA) - More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer in the Gaza Strip does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said in a joint press release issued on Wednesday marking World Water Day, which coincides on March 22, under the theme "Nature for Water".
The water being extracted comes from the 2nd and the 3rd aquifers which are at 120 meters and 180 meters below the surface, and not connected to the top aquifer at 55 meters being used by locals for their drinking water purposes, said Waqas Abdul Aziz, Manager Hydrogeology at SECMC in a statement issued here Friday.
The water being extracted comes from the 2nd and the 3rd aquifers which are at 120 m and 180 m, below the surface, and are not connected to the top aquifer at 55 m being used by locals for their drinking water purposes, said Waqas Abdul Aziz, Manager Hydrogeology at SECMC in a statement issued here Friday.