fossil water
aquifer aquifer n. 1. an underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc.; as, the Oglala aquifer. The water contained in an aquifer may be of great age, and in such cases is sometimes called

{fossil water}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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  • Fossil water — or paleowater is groundwater that has remained in an aquifer for millennia. Water can rest underground in aquifers for thousands or even millions of years. When geologic changes seal the aquifer off from further recharging, the water becomes… …   Wikipedia

  • fossil water — noun Water which has been trapped in an underground reservoir since a previous geological age • • • Main Entry: ↑fossil * * * fossil water, water deposited underground in geological ages: »Fossil water…apparently accumulated during heavy rains… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fossil water — fosilinis vanduo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vanduo, esantis uždaruose Žemės plutos uolienų ertmėse. atitikmenys: angl. fossil water; underground water vok. Fossilwasser, n rus. подземная вода, f; фоссильная вода, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fossil water —   water that has become detached from the hydrological cycle having lain, untouched and without addition, in deep aquifers since prehistoric times …   Geography glossary

  • fossil water — /ˈfɒsəl wɔtə/ (say fosuhl wawtuh) noun water which has been trapped in an aquifer for thousands or even millions of years; palaeowater …   Australian English dictionary

  • Water supply and sanitation in Saudi Arabia — differs from most other countries in three significant aspects. First, it relies almost exclusively on two sources that are absent in most other countries: desalination and fossil water. Second, given the substantial oil wealth of the country,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fossil — Fos sil, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F. fossile. See {Fosse}.] 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt. [1913 Webster] 2. preserved from a previous geological age; as, fossil water from deep wells; usually implying that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fossil copal — Fossil Fos sil, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F. fossile. See {Fosse}.] 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt. [1913 Webster] 2. preserved from a previous geological age; as, fossil water from deep wells; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fossil cork — Fossil Fos sil, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F. fossile. See {Fosse}.] 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt. [1913 Webster] 2. preserved from a previous geological age; as, fossil water from deep wells; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fossil farina — Fossil Fos sil, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F. fossile. See {Fosse}.] 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt. [1913 Webster] 2. preserved from a previous geological age; as, fossil water from deep wells; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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