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echard

[ek-hahrd] /ˈɛkˌhɑrd/
noun
1.
the water in soil that is not available for absorption by plants.
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echard

/ˈɛkɑːd/
noun
1.
water that is present in the soil but cannot be absorbed or otherwise utilized by plants
Word Origin
C20: from Greek ekhein to hold back + ardein to water
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