Definitions

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  • n. An inundation of water.
  • n. An instance of waterflooding.
  • v. To pump water into the ground around an oil well nearing depletion in order to loosen and force out additional oil

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flood of water; an inundation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flood of water; an inundation.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Twelve rigs were completing operations, which were not covered under the moratorium, such as drilling a relief well; workover operations; and drilling waterflood, gas injections or disposal wells."

    Susan Buchanan: Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

  • For yet another example, to justify the use of the waterboarding technique, the Bibo Sez they they should have put a cartoon bubble over the strapped down prisoners' heads, saying "Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me" Psalm 69:15.

    Texas Faith: When is it okay to use God to advance public policy? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • They rushed through the city like a waterflood, and large numbers of the natives were slain, and large numbers taken prisoners.

    The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

  • Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, or a way for the lightning of the thunder?

    A Hero and Some Other Folks

  • At first, thick bursts of fear beat full upon the heart, and life seems to come down like a waterflood, in an overwhelming consciousness of sin; it seems impossible that you should see His face and live.

    Sermons. Volume Third.

  • We have applied for a waterflood permit in the Mannville "I" pool, and hope to initiate water injection in early 2012.

  • We have demonstrated our ability to manage a giant waterflood asset, deliver more than 15% compound annualized production and reserve growth, and build relationships with refineries that have allowed our growth to be commensurate with the Black Wax capacity expansions.

  • Are you able to talk about voidage replacement and some of the metrics you've seen with regard to your waterflood, or water injection, I mean?

  • Based on these early results, reserve adds related to the waterflood are likely during 2011.

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