Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A well drilled through impermeable strata to reach water capable of rising to the surface by internal hydrostatic pressure.

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  • noun An aquifer in which water rises to the surface under its own hydrostatic pressure.
  • noun A bore-hole in an artesian basin.

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  • noun a well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French artésien, from Old French artesien, of Artois, from Arteis, Artois, France.]

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