hydrothermal definition by Webster's New World
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having to do with hot water; esp., having to do with the action of hot water in producing minerals and springs or in dissolving, shifting, and otherwise changing the distribution of minerals in the earth's crust
hydrothermal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of or relating to hot water.
- Geology a. Of or relating to hot magmatic emanations rich in water.b. Of or relating to the rocks, ore deposits, and springs produced by such emanations.
- hyˌdro·therˈmal·ly adverb
hydrothermal - Science Definition
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.