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Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France. Artesian wells, wells made by boring into the earth till the instrument reaches water, which, from internal pressure, flows spontaneously like a fountain. They are usually of small diameter and often of great depth.

Origin: f. Artesien, fr. Artois in France, where many such wells have been made since the middle of the last century.

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