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  • adjective
    In good health; free or recovered from illness. (I don't feel very well)
    Sensible; advisable. (it would be well to know just what this suggestion entails)
  • noun
    A shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas. (Different concentrations of ground water nitrate were obtained by drilling irrigation wells into two aquifers.)
    A plentiful source or supply. (she could feel a deep well of sympathy and compassion)
    An enclosed space in the middle of a building, giving room for stairs or an elevator, or to allow light or ventilation. (Hundreds of builders work like ants to construct walls, foundations, stairs, lift wells.)
    A shelf beneath the counter of a bar on which bottles of liquor are stored within easy reach of the bartender. (you would have never heard of the label of the gin in the well in average bars)
    A region of minimum potential. (a gravity well)
    (of a liquid) rise to the surface and spill or be about to spill. (tears were beginning to well in her eyes)


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