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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artesian  \Ar*te"sian\,  a.  [F.  art['e]sien,  fr  Artois  in  France, 
  where  many  such  wells  have  been  made  since  the  middle  of  the 
  last  century.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Artois  (anciently  called  Artesium),  in 
  France. 
 
  {Artesian  wells},  wells  made  by  boring  into  the  earth  till 
  the  instrument  reaches  water,  which  from  internal 
  pressure,  flows  spontaneously  like  a  fountain.  They  are 
  usually  of  small  diameter  and  often  of  great  depth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artesian 
  adj  :  (of  water)  rising  to  the  surface  under  internal  hydrostatic 
  pressure;  "an  artesian  well";  "artesian  pressure"  [syn: 
  {flowing}]  [ant:  {subartesian}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Artesian,  SD  (town,  FIPS  2380) 
  Location:  44.00853  N,  97.92301  W 
  Population  (1990):  217  (119  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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