groundwater

noun ground·wa·ter \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of groundwater

: water within the earth especially that supplies wells and springs

Examples of groundwater in a Sentence

  1. There were concerns about contaminated groundwater.

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First Known Use of groundwater

circa 1889

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Definition of groundwater for English Language Learners

  • : water that is underground



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