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seep

[sēp]
(geology)
An area, generally small, where water, or another liquid such as oil, percolates slowly to the land surface.
(petroleum engineering)
An oil spring whose daily yield ranges from a few drops to several barrels of oil; usually located at low elevations where water has accumulated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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