waterflood

noun
wa·​ter·​flood | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfləd How to pronounce waterflood (audio) , ˈwä-\

Definition of waterflood

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the process of waterflooding an oil well

waterflood

verb
waterflooded; waterflooding; waterfloods

Definition of waterflood (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Noun

1928, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

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