Definition of Phreatic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to ground water.

Partainyms: Ground Water



Definition of Phreatic

1. a. Subterranean; -- applied to sources supplying wells.

Definition of Phreatic

1. Adjective. (geology) Of or pertaining to ground water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phreatic

1. pertaining to underground waters [adj]

Medical Definition of Phreatic

1. Subterranean; applied to sources supplying wells. Origin: F. Phreatique, from Gr, a well. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phreatic

phrasiest
phrasing
phrasings
phrasy
phratral
phratric
phratries
phratry
phreak
phreaked
phreaker
phreakers
phreaking
phreakings
phreaks
phreatic (current term)
phreatomagmatic
phreatophyte
phreatophytes
phreatophytic
phren
phren-
phrenalgia
phrenectomy
phrenemphraxis
phrenesis
phrenetic
phrenetick
phrenetics
phreni-

Literary usage of Phreatic

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

1. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"EXPLOSIVE TYPES: MAGMATIC AND phreatic The foregoing genetic statement for the Hawaiian vents has l>een ... Following Suess, it may be called phreatic. ..."

2. Irrigation Farming: A Handbook for the Proper Application of Water in the by Lucius Merle Wilcox (1902)
"Underflow, phreatic and Artesian.—These are all definitions of subterranean waters. Underflow waters may consist of either the phreatic—those waters ..."

3. Transactions of the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society by Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society (1906)
"IN THE PLAINS OF MIDDLE LATITUDES, FOREST LOWERS THE LEVEL OF THE phreatic WATERS. Till 1898, the year when Western Europe learned the unexpected results ..."

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