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geyser


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geyser  \Gey"ser\,  n.  [Icel.  geysir,  fr  geysa  to  rush  furiously, 
  fr  gj[=o]sa  to  gush.  Cf  {Gush}.] 
  A  boiling  spring  which  throws  forth  at  frequent  intervals 
  jets  of  water,  mud,  etc.,  driven  up  by  the  expansive  power  of 
  steam. 
 
  Note:  Geysers  were  first  known  in  Iceland,  and  later  in  New 
  Zealand.  In  the  Yellowstone  region  in  the  United  States 
  they  are  numerous,  and  some  of  them  very  powerful, 
  throwing  jets  of  boiling  water  and  steam  to  a  height  of 
  200  feet.  They  are  grouped  in  several  areas  called 
  geyser  basins.  The  mineral  matter,  or  geyserite,  with 
  which  geyser  water  is  charged,  forms  geyser  cones  about 
  the  orifice,  often  of  great  size  and  beauty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geyser 
  n  :  a  spring  that  discharges  hot  water  and  steam 
  v  :  to  overflow  like  a  geyser 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Geyser,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59447 




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