phreatic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj phreatic of or relating to ground water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phreatic (Geol) Subterranean; -- applied to sources supplying wells.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phreatic Subterranean, as the sources of wells.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. phréatique, from Gr. , , a well

Usage


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In general, magma 's interaction with water comes in two flavors — phreatic, where the eruption is steam-driven, but no magma is directly involved, just heat, and phreatomagmatic, where magma is involved directly in the eruption.
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