[ ak-wi-klood ]

  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

Words Nearby aquiclude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for 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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