[waw-ter-fluhd, wot-er-]


(in the petroleum industry) a method of secondary recovery whereby water is pumped into reservoir rock to force out oil that has ceased to flow under its own pressure.


Nearby words

  1. watered-down,
  2. wateree,
  3. waterfall,
  4. waterfall development,
  5. waterfinder,
  6. waterford,
  7. waterford glass,
  8. waterfowl,
  9. waterfowler,
  10. waterfront

Origin of waterflood

First recorded in 1925–30; water + flood

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