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Related to Dry well: French drain
dry well[′drī ‚wel]
A well that has been completely drained.
An excavated well filled with broken stone and used to receive drainage when the water percolates into the soil.
Compartment of a pumping station in which the pumps are housed.
The first containment tank surrounding a water-cooled nuclear reactor that uses the pressure-suppressing containment system.
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Underground structure that captures, then slowly releases stormwater runoff so that it can be absorbed by the soil.
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absorbing well, dry well, waste well
A well used for draining off surface water and conducting it underground, where it is absorbed.
1. A covered pit either with open-jointed lining or filled with coarse aggregate through which drainage from roofs, basement floors, foundation drain tiles, or areaways may seep or leach into the surrounding soil.
2. Same as cesspool.
3. An absorbing well.
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