Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: artesian
IPA transcription: [,ɑɹt'iʒən]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: artesian
    Meaning: (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure; "an artesian well"; "artesian pressure"
Usage examples
  • Now fissures, wherever they occur, form the trunk channels of the underground circulation. Water descends from the surface along these rifts; it moves laterally from either side to the fissure plane, just as ground water seeps through the surrounding rocks from every direction to a well; and it ascends through these natural water ways as in an artesian well, whenever they intersect an aquifer in which water is under hydrostatic pressure.