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freshwater

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noun fresh·wa·ter \ ˈfresh-ˈwȯ-tər , -ˈwä- \

Definition of freshwater

:water that is not salty especially when considered as a natural resource

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First Known Use of freshwater

14th century


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freshwater

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Definition of freshwater

1 :of, relating to, being, or living in freshwater
2 :accustomed to navigating only in inland waters
  • a freshwater sailor
; also :unskilled
3 :inland and usually provincial
  • a freshwater college

Recent Examples of freshwater from the Web

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First Known Use of freshwater

1528


FRESHWATER Defined for English Language Learners

freshwater

adjective

Definition of freshwater for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or living in water that is not salty


FRESHWATER Defined for Kids

freshwater

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adjective fresh·wa·ter \ ˌfresh-ˈwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \

Definition of freshwater for Students

:relating to or living in fresh water
  • freshwater fish


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