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aquiclude

[ak-wi-klood]
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noun
  1. any geological formation that absorbs and holds water but does not transmit it at a sufficient rate to supply springs, wells, etc.

Origin of aquiclude

aqui- + -clude < Latin clūdere, variant of claudere to close
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aquiclude in Science

aquiclude

[ăkwĭ-klōōd′]
  1. An impermeable body of rock or stratum of sediment that acts as a barrier to the flow of groundwater.
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