fireflood

[ fahyuhr-fluhd ]

noun
  1. a procedure designed to extract more oil from a well by injecting compressed air into the ground and burning some of the oil to increase the flow.

  • Also fire·flood·ing [fahyuhr-fluhd-ing] /ˈfaɪərˌflʌd ɪŋ/ .

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