Definition of Artesian

1. Adjective. (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure. "Artesian pressure"

Antonyms: Subartesian



Definition of Artesian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.

Definition of Artesian

1. Adjective. (context: of a water supply) rising to the surface under its own hydrostatic pressure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Artesian

1. type of well [adj]

Medical Definition of Artesian

1. Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France. Artesian wells, wells made by boring into the earth till the instrument reaches water, which, from internal pressure, flows spontaneously like a fountain. They are usually of small diameter and often of great depth. Origin: F. Artesien, fr. Artois in France, where many such wells have been made since the middle of the last century. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Artesian

artery of postcentral sulcus
artery of posterior segment of kidney
artery of precentral sulcus
artery of pterygoid canal
artery of pulp
artery of round ligament of uterus
artery of superior segment of kidney
artery of the labyrinth
artery of the pancreatic tail
artery of the vestibule bulb
artery to atrioventricular node
artery to sciatic nerve
artery to the sinuatrial node
arterylike
artesian (current term)
artesian bore
artesian bores
artesian water
artesian well
artesian wells
artesunate
artesunates
artfest
artfests
artform
artforms
artful
artful pleading
artful pleadings

Literary usage of Artesian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Irrigation and Water Rights: And the Arid Region by Clesson Selwyne Kinney (1912)
"The conservation of artesian waters. § 1172. Power of the legislature to ... Correlative rights to the waters of artesian basins—Origin and cause of the ..."

2. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"artesian REPLACEMENT THEORY artesian CONDITIONS CONTROLLING FACTORS • artesian conditions result from a natural arrangement of strata in ..."

3. South African Journal of Science by South African Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"As a doubt exists in the minds of many whether there is a differ- t enee or not between a bore, a boring, or a. borehole, and an artesian well, it is better ..."

4. Irrigation Engineering by Arthur Powell Davis, Herbert Michael Wilson (1919)
"Capacity of artesian Wells.—The capacities of flowing wells are relatively ... Storage of artesian Water.—An artesian well for irrigation should if possible ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"artesian WELLS IN IOWA. THE demand for artesian waters in the State of Iowa is ... The main grounds upon which artesian waters are sought, therefore, are, ..."

6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
"The Orange Sand (LaFayette formation) lies between the artesian Sand and the ... and consequently barren patches mark their site.1 ASSOCIATED artesian ..."

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