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- adj. Not fluctuating; steady; stable.
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The requisite characteristics of a healthy site for dwellings are: a dry, porous, permeable soil; a low and nonfluctuating ground-water level, and a soil retaining very little dampness, free from organic impurities, and the ground water of which is well drained into distant water courses, while its ground air is uncontaminated by pathogenic bacteria.