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aquifer

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noun aqui·fer \ˈa-kwə-fər, ˈä-\

Simple Definition of aquifer

  • : a layer of rock or sand that can absorb and hold water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aquifer

  1. :  a water-bearing stratum of permeable rock, sand, or gravel

aquiferousplay \a-ˈkwi-fə-rəs, ä-\ adjective

Origin of aquifer

New Latin, from Latin aqua + -fer


First Known Use: 1897



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