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geyser

[ gahy-zer, -ser gee-zer ]

noun

  1. a hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.
  2. British Informal. a hot-water heater, as for a bath.


verb (used without object)

  1. to spew forth as or like a geyser:

    the kettle geysering all over the stove.

geyser

/ ˈɡiːzə; ˈɡaɪzər /

noun

  1. a spring that discharges steam and hot water
  2. a domestic gas water heater


geyser

/ zər /

  1. A natural hot spring that regularly ejects a spray of steam and boiling water into the air.


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Other Words From

  • geyser·al geyser·ic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of geyser1

1755–65; < Icelandic Geysir name of a hot spring in Iceland, literally, gusher, derivative of geysa to gush

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Word History and Origins

Origin of geyser1

C18: from Icelandic Geysir, from Old Norse geysa to gush

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Example Sentences

To his left, he watched a chunk of steel strike a fellow officer above the eye, setting off a geyser of blood.

One of the most fundamental questions about geysers is why they erupt to certain heights, he adds — and why, for example, Steamboat can shoot water over 100 meters into the air, while Old Faithful’s fountain is perhaps a third as high.

A recent reawakening of the tallest geyser in the world is not a harbinger of an imminent volcanic eruption, a new study reports.

Bring a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate in case you have to wait for the geyser to erupt.

Shortly after Taylor’s death, the ground shook a few miles north and a 60-foot geyser blew skyward.

The oil geyser has shot them to different financial universes, but they still understand each other perfectly.

This prompts Sarah Lynn to stab herself with a Confederate bayonet letter-opener, causing a geyser of blood.

There was a tremendous splash, and a small-sized geyser shot upward.

The famous geyser shown in the illustration is called “Old Faithful” because of the clock-like regularity of its eruptions.

She is right, it is petroleum; there are here wells of it, from which it bursts up with great force sometimes, like a geyser.

Toward the geyser hurried Frank, still looking for his companion.

Unlike that of the Great Geyser, it is always in ebullition, and its temperature is subject to comparatively slight differences.

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