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underwater

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adjective un·der·wa·ter \ˌən-dər-ˈwȯ-tər, -ˈwä-\

Simple Definition of underwater

  • : located, used, done, or happening below the surface of water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of underwater

  1. 1 :  lying, growing, worn, performed, or operating below the surface of the water <underwater plants>

  2. 2 :  being below the waterline of a ship

  3. 3 :  having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth

underwater

adverb

Examples of underwater in a sentence

  1. <underwater plants don't require as much light to grow as surface plants>

  2. <a vessel designed for underwater exploration>



1627

First Known Use of underwater

1627


UNDERWATER Defined for Kids

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underwater

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adjective un·der·wa·ter \ˈən-dər-ˈwȯ-tər, -ˈwä-\

Definition of underwater for Students

  1. :  lying, growing, worn, performed, or operating below the surface of the water <an underwater cave> <underwater somersaults>




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underwater

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adverb un·der·wa·ter \ˌən-dər-ˈwȯ-tər, -ˈwä-\

Definition of underwater for Students

  1. :  under the surface of the water <I like to swim underwater.>




Law Dictionary

underwater

adjective un·der·wa·ter

Legal Definition of underwater

  1. 1 :  owing more on a mortgage loan than the property securing the loan is worth <underwater homeowners>

  2. 2 :  being or relating to a mortgage loan in which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth <underwater mortgages> <underwater properties>





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