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phreatic

[free-at-ik] /friˈæt ɪk/
adjective, Geology
1.
noting or pertaining to ground water.
2.
noting or pertaining to explosive volcanic activity involving steam derived from ground water:
a phreatic explosion.
Origin of phreatic
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek phreat- (stem of phréar) artificial well + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for phreatic

phreatic

/frɪˈætɪk/
adjective
1.
(geography) of or relating to ground water occurring below the water table Compare vadose
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phrear a well
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