Definition of upwelling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈweliNG/


A rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid.
Example sentences
  • The question of why the plates move gets passed on to the geologists, who appeal to an upwelling of magma that pushes them apart.
  • In certain areas of these coral reefs, high tidal ranges generate daily upwelling during flood tides.
  • This is reinforced by the presence of the upwelling, north-flowing, cold Humboldt Current along the west coast of South America, which prevents precipitation in the coastal regions.


(Especially of emotion) building up or gathering strength: upwelling grief

Words that rhyme with upwelling

dwelling, misspelling, self-propelling, spelling, swelling, telling

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Syllabification: up·well·ing

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