phreatic


phre·at·ic

adjective \frē-ˈa-tik\

Definition of PHREATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or being groundwater
2
:  of, relating to, or being an explosion caused by steam derived from groundwater

Origin of PHREATIC

Greek phreat-, phrear well; akin to Armenian ałbiwr spring, Old High German brunno — more at burn
First Known Use: circa 1890

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