Definition of groundwater in English:

groundwater

Syllabification: ground·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈgroundˌwôtər, -ˌwätər
 
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noun

  • Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
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    • They can contaminate underlying soils and groundwater or contaminate storm water which travels to bodies of surface water.
    • So it is clear what groundwater and surface water are understood to mean, and who the targets of the bylaw are.
    • In the absence of a proper clean-up of the site, chemicals are still leaking into the soil and groundwater.

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