adjective wa·ter·borne \ˈw-tər-ˌbrn, ˈwä-\

: spread or carried by water

Full Definition of WATERBORNE

:  supported, carried, or transmitted by water <waterborne commerce> <waterborne diseases>

First Known Use of WATERBORNE

circa 1559
Medical Dictionary


adjective wa·ter·borne \ˈwt-ər-ˌbō(ə)rn, ˈwät-, -ˌb(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of WATERBORNE

:  carried or transmitted by water and especially by drinking water <waterborne diseases>


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