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waterflood

noun wa·ter·flood \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfləd , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterflood

: the process of waterflooding an oil well

First Known Use of waterflood

1928

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waterflood

verb

Definition of waterflood

waterflooded; waterflooding; waterfloods
: 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

1926

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