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gravity feed

Syllabification: grav·i·ty feed

Definition of gravity feed in English:

noun

A supply system making use of gravity to maintain the flow of material.
Example sentences
  • Seepage of groundwater into the shaft from the shaft penetrations is currently collected by a system of gravity feed lines into sumps and tanks at mine level and subsequently pumped to the ground surface for disposal.
  • Fluid can be supplied to the applicator by pump, pressure tank, or gravity feed.
  • The house had to be lifted to accommodate a gravity feed for a sewer hookup from the basement.

Derivatives

gravity-fed

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adjective
Example sentences
  • This is the largest gravity-fed and unfiltered water supply system in the world.
  • The units use less water and provide a cleaner flush than most gravity-fed models.
  • Villagers claim the problem only came about after their water supply was altered last year from a gravity-fed reservoir on Campden Hill to an electric pumping station.

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