hydrothermal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with hot water.
    • Geology Of or relating to hot magmatic emanations abundant with liquid.
    • Geology Of or concerning the rocks, ore build up, and springs generated by such emanations.
    • of, or associated with hot-water
    • of or concerning emanations of hot water which are high in minerals, or to the stones formed from their store
    • Of or related to hot water; -- utilized esp. with reference to the action of heated oceans in dissolving, redepositing, and usually producing mineral modifications in the crust of globe.
    • of, related to, or with the hot oceans or steam available at unique locations inside the earth's crust.
  • others:
    • Of or concerning warm water: particularly put on the activity of hot waters in making geological changes by dissolving mineral substances and redepositing them when cooled.

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