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hydrothermal

[ hahy-druh-thur-muhl ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈθɜr məl /
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adjective Geology.
noting or pertaining to the action of hot, aqueous solutions or gases within or on the surface of the earth.
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Origin of hydrothermal

First recorded in 1840–50; hydro-1 + thermal

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrothermal

hy·dro·ther·mal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrothermal

hydrothermal
/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɜːməl) /

adjective
of or relating to the action of water under conditions of high temperature, esp in forming rocks and minerals

Derived forms of hydrothermal

hydrothermally, adverb
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Scientific definitions for hydrothermal

hydrothermal
[ hī′drə-thûrməl ]

Relating to or produced by hot water, especially water heated underground by the Earth's internal heat.Hydrothermal energy is power that is generated using the Earth's hot water.
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