Geyser



[gahy-zer, -ser for 1, 3; gee-zer for 2] /ˈgaɪ zər, -sər for 1, 3; ˈgi zər for 2/

noun
1.
a hot spring that intermittently sends up fountainlike jets of water and steam into the air.
2.
British Informal. a hot-water heater, as for a bath.
verb (used without object)
3.
to spew forth as or like a geyser:
the kettle geysering all over the stove.
/ˈɡiːzə; US ˈɡaɪzər/
noun
1.
a spring that discharges steam and hot water
2.
(Brit) a domestic gas water heater
n.

1780, from Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring in the valley of Haukadal, literally “the gusher,” from Old Norse geysa “to gush,” from Proto-Germanic *gausjan, from PIE *gheus-, from root *gheu- “to pour” (see found (v.2)).
geyser
(gī’zər)
A natural hot spring that regularly ejects a spray of steam and boiling water into the air.

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