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artesian well

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noun ar·te·sian well \är-ˈtē-zhən-\

Simple Definition of artesian well

  • : a place in the ground where water flows up to the surface because of natural pressure

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of artesian well

  1. 1 :  a well in which water is under pressure; especially :  one in which the water flows to the surface naturally

  2. 2 :  a deep well

Origin of artesian well

French artésien, literally, of Artois, from Old French, from Arteis Artois, France


First Known Use: 1835



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