absorbing well


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absorbing well

[əb′sȯrb·iŋ ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A shaft that permits water to drain through an impermeable stratum to a permeable stratum.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

absorbing well, dry well, waste well

A well used for draining off surface water and conducting it underground, where it is absorbed.
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