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[hahy-druh-noo-muh-tuh-zey-shuh n, -nyoo-] /ˌhaɪ drəˌnu mə təˈzeɪ ʃən, -ˌnyu-/

utilization of air pressure in the housing of a water turbine to keep the level of water that has been used from rising to interfere with the rotor blades.


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