(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.
- waterfall development,
- waterford glass,
Origin of waterflood
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They rushed through the city like a waterflood, and large numbers of the natives were slain, and large numbers taken prisoners.The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians|E. A. Wallis Budge