Definition of hydrothermal in English:

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hydrothermal

Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrōˈTHərməl/

adjective

Relating to or denoting the action of heated water in the earth’s crust.
Example sentences
  • It contains structures called hydrothermal (hot water) vents, which spew superheated fluids into the seawater.
  • Because hydrothermal water is rich in certain metals, like manganese, an increase in the concentration in a sample can point to a vent.
  • Some scientists lump ocean water with meteoric, whereas others regard it as a separate type of water in hydrothermal systems.

Derivatives

hydrothermally

adverb
Example sentences
  • The deposits occur as veins, vein series, and stockwork zones hosted by hydrothermally altered rocks.
  • A third of the original edifice was removed, mainly from the southern part, leaving exposed a hydrothermally altered core.
  • They have an underlying hydrothermally altered zone and contain abundant copper, zinc, and lead sulphides.

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Syllabification: hy·dro·ther·mal

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