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ground water

noun
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90
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ground water

noun
1.
underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in pervious rocks
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