ground-water

ground water

noun
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.
Also, groundwater.


Origin:
1885–90

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

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