waterflood


1wa·ter·flood

noun \-ˌfləd\

Definition of WATERFLOOD

:  the process of waterflooding an oil well

First Known Use of WATERFLOOD

1928

2waterflood

verb

Definition of WATERFLOOD

intransitive verb
:  to pump water into the ground around an oil well nearing depletion in order to loosen and force out additional oil

First Known Use of WATERFLOOD

1928

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