Aquifer meaning

ăkwə-fər, äkwə-
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An underground layer of permeable rock, sediment (usually sand or gravel), or soil that yields water. The pore spaces in aquifers are filled with water and are interconnected, so that water flows through them. Sandstones, unconsolidated gravels, and porous limestones make the best aquifers. They can range from a few square kilometers to thousands of square kilometers in size.
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An underground layer of porous rock, sand, etc. containing water, into which wells can be sunk.
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An underground layer of permeable rock, sediment, or soil that yields water. Aquifers can range from a few square kilometers to thousands of square kilometers in size.
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The definition of an aquifer is a natural well created by an underground rock or other geological formation.

An example of an aquifer is The Great Artesian Basin.

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An underground layer of water-bearing porous stone, earth, or gravel.

The water from the well came from an aquifer.

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Origin of aquifer

  • From Latin aqua (“water”) + ferō (“I bring”)

    From Wiktionary