aquiclude

[ ak-wi-klood ]
/ ˈæk wɪˌklud /

noun

any geological formation that absorbs and holds water but does not transmit it at a sufficient rate to supply springs, wells, etc.

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Origin of aquiclude

aqui- + -clude < Latin clūdere, variant of claudere to close
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Scientific definitions for aquiclude

aquiclude
[ ăkwĭ-klōōd′ ]

An impermeable body of rock or stratum of sediment that acts as a barrier to the flow of groundwater.
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