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ground water

or ground·wa·ter

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noun
  1. the water beneath the surface of the ground, consisting largely of surface water that has seeped down: the source of water in springs and wells.
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Origin of ground water

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for ground water

Historical Examples

  • The ground-water level will then be altered as shown by the broken line in the draining.

    Rural Hygiene

    Henry N. Ogden

  • The ground-water level is of great importance to the well-being of man.

  • The oxide zone of these deposits has no close relation to the present topography or to the present ground-water level.

  • It should be clearly recognized that oxidizing processes are not limited to the zone above the ground-water level.

  • The top surface of this zone is called the water table, or the ground-water level.


British Dictionary definitions for ground water

ground water

noun
  1. underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in pervious rocks
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