Water that exists beneath the earths surface in underground streams and aquifers.

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  • groundwater — [groundwôt΄ər] n. water found underground in porous rock strata and soils, as in a spring: also written ground water * * * ground water also ground·wa·ter (groundʹwô tər, wŏt ər) n. Water beneath the earth s surface, often between saturated soil… …   Universalium

  • groundwater — water in the ground, also ground water, 1890, from GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.) + WATER (Cf. water). Attested from mid 15c. in sense water at the bottom of a stream …   Etymology dictionary

  • groundwater — ► NOUN ▪ water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock …   English terms dictionary

  • groundwater — [groundwôt΄ər] n. water found underground in porous rock strata and soils, as in a spring: also written ground water …   English World dictionary

  • Groundwater — Shipot, a common source of drinking water in a Ukrainian village. Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an… …   Wikipedia

  • Groundwater — This interesting name with variant spellings, Groundwator and Grundwater, is of locational origin from a place so called in Orphir, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The placename derives from the Old English pre 7th Century grand ground, plus waeter… …   Surnames reference

  • groundwater — [[t]gra͟ʊndwɔːtə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Groundwater is water that is found under the ground. Groundwater has usually passed down through the soil and become trapped by rocks. The groundwater is only feet beneath the city streets …   English dictionary

  • groundwater — ground|wa|ter [ˈgraundˌwo:tə US ˌwo:tər, ˌwa: ] n [U] water that is below the ground ▪ There are fears that groundwater might become contaminated …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • groundwater — požeminiai vandenys statusas Aprobuotas sritis vanduo apibrėžtis Vanduo, kuris yra po žeme drėgnojoje zonoje ir liečiasi su uolienomis arba podirviu. atitikmenys: angl. groundwater vok. Grundwasser rus. пoдземная вода pranc. eaux souterraines… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • groundwater — gruntinis vanduo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gravitacinis požeminis vanduo, susikaupęs pirmajame vandeningame sluoksnyje virš pirmosios nuo žemės paviršiaus vandensparos. Turi laisvą (nespūdinį) paviršių, kurį slegia… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • groundwater — noun Date: circa 1889 water within the earth especially that supplies wells and springs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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