Examples of geyser in a Sentence
The water from the geyser rises as high as 75 feet.
geysers rising as high as 75 feet
The water shot into the sky in an enormous geyser.
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Countless cartoons depicted sea-sickness and geysers shooting from the bed.
The devastating lava flows in Hawaii are probably the scariest, but geysers, earthquakes and heavy rains are rattling the Earth from California to Florida.
The prevailing theory is the water comes directly from Europa's subsurface ocean and is being driven upward by hydrothermal activity much like that which powers geysers on Earth.
The Steamboat geyser, which shoots water up to 300 feet in the air, can go decades between blasts.
The blowhole is in a place where ocean waves marching in from the north have undercut a lava shelf and carved a tire-sized hole so that surf can spout up like a Yellowstone geyser.
Mother Nature is wreaking havoc across the US with lava flows, earthquakes and geysers.
One of Cassini's greatest discoveries was on moon Enceladus, uncovering water, vapor and geysers, and plumes that form only in water, meaning the possibility of nutrients, and maybe even life.
Today, Yellowstone bubbles away with its hot springs and geysers with endearing names.
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Did You Know?
A hot spring that discharges intermittent jets of steam and water is called a geyser. Geysers are generally associated with recent volcanic activity. They are produced by the heating of underground waters that have come into contact with, or are very close to, magma. Geyser discharges as high as 1,600 ft (500 m) have been recorded, but 160 ft (50 m) is much more common. Occasionally, a geyser will adopt an extremely regular and predictable pattern of intermittent activity and discharge for a few minutes every hour or so (for example, Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park).
GEYSER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of geyser for English Language Learners
: a hole in the ground that shoots out hot water and steam; also : the column of water and steam that comes from a geyser
: a device for heating water in a bathroom or kitchen
GEYSER Defined for Kids
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