Definition of seep in English:


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Pronunciation: /siːp


[no object, with adverbial of direction]


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  • A place where petroleum or water oozes slowly out of the ground.
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    • The stable isotope composition of the first and second stages of the worm tube carbonates is similar to that of carbonates from modern petroleum seeps.
    • Some creeks or river reaches are fed by springs or groundwater seeps.
    • They breed in alpine areas, near seeps, streams, lakes, or wet meadows.


late 18th century: perhaps a dialect form of Old English sīpian 'to soak'.

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