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buoyant

adjective buoy·ant \ˈbi-ənt, ˈbü-yənt\

: able to float

: able to cause things to float

: happy and confident

Full Definition of BUOYANT

:  having buoyancy: as
a :  capable of floating
b :  cheerful, gay
c :  capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level <a buoyant economy>
buoy·ant·ly adverb

Examples of BUOYANT

  1. Warm air is more buoyant than cool air.
  2. The actors were buoyant as they prepared for the evening's performance.

First Known Use of BUOYANT

1578
BUOYANT Defined for Kids

buoyant

adjective buoy·ant \ˈbi-ənt, ˈbü-yənt\

Definition of BUOYANT for Kids

1
:  able to rise and float in the air or on the top of a liquid <buoyant cork>
2
:  able to keep a body afloat
3
:  lighthearted, cheerful <a buoyant mood>

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