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aquifer

noun aqui·fer \ˈa-kwə-fər, ˈä-\

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

Full Definition of AQUIFER

:  a water-bearing stratum of permeable rock, sand, or gravel
aquif·er·ous \a-ˈkwi-fə-rəs, ä-\ adjective
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Origin of AQUIFER

New Latin, from Latin aqua + -fer
First Known Use: 1897

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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