Definition of upwelling in English:


Line breaks: up|well|ing
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈwɛlɪŋ


An instance or amount of seawater, magma, or other liquid rising up: an upwelling of magma has caused long-lasting volcanic activity
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  • 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.


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

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