/ˈækwiklud/ (say 'akweekloohd)

a rock, soil or sediment below the surface of the earth which does not allow water to pass through it, and so often forms the boundary of an aquifer.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Aquiclude — Un aquiclude désigne une formation (au sens géologique du terme) relativement imperméable à l eau (exemple une strate d argile). Comparé à un aquitard, un aquiclude n est pas transmissif. Portail de la géologie Catégorie : Hydrogéologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aquiclude — Mit Grundwassernichtleiter, Aquifuge oder Aquiclude werden in der Hydrogeologie die Schichten bezeichnet, die eine Grundwasser leitende Schicht (Aquifer) begrenzen und selbst kaum wasserdurchlässig (z. B. Tone) sind. Dadurch bilden sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aquiclude — /ak wi kloohd /, n. any geological formation that absorbs and holds water but does not transmit it at a sufficient rate to supply springs, wells, etc. [AQUI + clude < L cludere, var. of claudere to CLOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aquiclude — noun A solid, impermeable area underlying or overlying an aquifer. Syn: aquifuge …   Wiktionary

  • aquiclude —    A formation which, although porous and capable of storing water, does not transmit it at rates sufficient to furnish an appreciable supply for a well or spring.    See also confining unit [22] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • aquiclude —    A layer of soil, sediment, or rock that may or may not be saturated, that is incapable of transmitting significant quantities of water under ordinary hydraulic gradients.    Compare: aquitard.    FC …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • aquiclude — aq·ui·clude …   English syllables

  • aquiclude — ˈakwəˌklüd, ˈäk noun ( s) Etymology: aqui + Latin cludere, claudere to close, shut up, block up more at close : a geologic formation or stratum that confines water in an adjacent aquifer * * * /ak wi kloohd /, n. any geological formation that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aquifer — Typical aquifer cross section An aquifer is a wet underground layer of water bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. The study of water flow… …   Wikipedia

  • Groundwater — Shipot, a common source of drinking water in a Ukrainian village. Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an… …   Wikipedia

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