Definition of upwelling in English:


Syllabification: up·well·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈweliNG


  • A rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid.
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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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