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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The process by which warm, less-dense surface water is drawn away from a shore by offshore currents and replaced by cold, denser water brought up from the subsurface; Also: The act or process of rising to the surface (such as water or emotions)

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : an upwelling of public support; an upwelling of emotion in his voice
  • There's a curious dark spot there -- presumably some kind of upwelling, perfectly round, almost a thousand kilometers across.
  • Pour forth their joy in tremulous hymns upwelling:
  • Productivity is high around the upwelling centers. for more
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