ar·te·sian well (är-tēʹzhən) A water table higher than the well ensures water pressure will consistently force water into an artesian well. Precision Graphics n.
A well drilled through impermeable strata to reach water capable of rising to the surface by internal hydrostatic pressure.
  [French artésien, from Old French artesien, of Artois, from Arteis Artois, France.]

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