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fireflood

[ fahyuhr-fluhd ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌflʌd /
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noun

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.

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also fire·flood·ing [fahyuhr-fluhd-ing] /ˈfaɪərˌflʌd ɪŋ/ .
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