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aquifer

aquifer (ăkˈwĭfər): see artesian well; water supply.
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Aquifer

Any underground water-bearing rock formation or group of formations that supplies groundwater, wells, or springs.
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Aquifer

 

a stratum or several strata of water-permeable rock, whose pores, cracks, or other cavities are filled with groundwater. Several aquifers hydraulically connected to each other form an aquifer complex.

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aquifer

[′ak·wə·fər]
(geology)
A permeable body of rock capable of yielding quantities of groundwater to wells and springs.
(hydrology)
A subsurface zone that yields economically important amounts of water to wells.
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aquifer

A water-bearing formation of gravel, permeable rock, or sand that is capable of providing water, in usable quantities, to springs or wells.
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aquifer

a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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