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ground water

the water beneath the surface of the ground, consisting largely of surface water that has seeped down: the source of water in springs and wells.
Origin of ground water
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Boreholes also don't work in areas where there has been moving ground water during the past few centuries.
  • Even ground water used for drinking water is not free from viruses.
  • And unlike other herbicides that wind up in ground water, glyphosate stays where it's sprayed, degrading within weeks.
  • Or that you can contain ground water and aquifer contamination.
  • Arsenic in ground water is caused naturally mainly by minerals dissolving from weathered rocks and soils.
  • The heavy metals, including uranium in coal ash, stay around to leach into ground water for ever.
  • Using temperature to study stream-ground water exchanges.
British Dictionary definitions for ground water

ground water

underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in pervious rocks
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