upwelling

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Etymology[edit]

From up- +‎ welling.

Noun[edit]

upwelling (plural upwellings)

  1. An upward movement from a lower source.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 873:
      Rather separate from the abolitionist campaign, although likewise led by anglophone Evangelicals, was a sudden upwelling of commitment to worldwide mission.
  2. the oceanographic phenomenon that occurs when strong, usually seasonal, winds push water away from the coast, bringing cold, nutrient-rich deep waters up to the surface

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