waterflood

[ waw-ter-fluhd, wot-er- ]
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noun
  1. (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.

Origin of waterflood

1
First recorded in 1925–30; water + flood

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