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geyser noun 1 geol in an area of volcanic activity: a type of hot spring that intermittently spouts hot water and steam into the air, used as a source of geothermal energy in some parts of the world. 2 a domestic appliance for heating water rapidly.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: from Icelandic Geysir, the name of a famous hot spring, from Norse geysa to gush.
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