hydrothermal [hī΄drəthʉr′məl]
having to do with hot water; esp., having to do with the action of hot water in producing minerals and springs or in dissolving, shifting, and otherwise changing the distribution of minerals in the earth's crust

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  • hydrothermal — hydrothermal, ale, aux [ idrotɛrmal, o ] adj. • 1866; de hydro et thermal ♦ Didact. Qui se rapporte aux eaux thermales; qui résulte de l action des eaux thermales. Source hydrothermale. Minéral hydrothermal, formé à partir des minéraux présents… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hydrothermal — Hy dro*ther mal, a. [Hydro , 1 + thermal.] 1. Of or pertaining to hot water; used esp. with reference to the action of heated waters in dissolving, redepositing, and otherwise producing mineral changes within the crust of the globe. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrothermal — hydrothermal, ale (entrée créée par le supplément) (i dro tèr mal, ma l ) adj. Qui appartient aux sources d eau thermale. •   Le tableau complet et fidèle des richesses hydrothermales que la France possède, Journal offic. 13 mars 1877, p. 1882,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hydrothermal — 1849, from HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) + THERMAL (Cf. thermal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrothermal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the action of heated water in the earth s crust. DERIVATIVES hydrothermally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • hydrothermal — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 of or relating to hot water used especially of the formation of minerals by hot solutions rising from a cooling magma • hydrothermally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hydrothermal — Eine hydrothermale Lösung ist eine Wasseransammlung in Gesteinsschichten, die aufgrund der herrschenden Druckverhältnisse noch bei weit über 100 °C flüssig sein kann. Sie enthält häufig große Mengen gelöster vulkanischer Gase und Minerale. Sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hydrothermal — hydrothermally, adv. /huy dreuh therr meuhl/, adj. Geol. noting or pertaining to the action of hot, aqueous solutions or gases within or on the surface of the earth. [1840 50; HYDRO 1 + THERMAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrothermal — adjective a) of, or relating to hot water b) of or relating to emanations of hot water that are rich in minerals, or to the rocks formed from them …   Wiktionary

  • hydrothermal — Relating to hot water. [hydro + G. therme, heat] * * * hy·dro·ther·mal .hī drə thər məl adj of or relating to hot water hy·dro·ther·mal·ly mə lē adv * * * hy·dro·ther·mal (hi dro thurґməl) relating to the temperature effects of water, as in… …   Medical dictionary

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