fireflood

noun
variants: or fireflooding \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \

Definition of fireflood

: the process of injecting compressed air into a petroleum reservoir and burning some of the oil so as to drive the rest of the oil into producing wells

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History and Etymology for fireflood

fire entry 1 + flood entry 1 or flooding

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“Fireflood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireflood. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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