seawater

noun
sea·​wa·​ter | \ˈsē-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of seawater 

: water in or from the sea

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The seawater surged through vents and ducts, swamping basements, knocking out electricity and mechanical equipment, including all the pumps and emergency generators that kept the 12,000 or so fish and marine mammals alive. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Coney Island’s Newest Wonder: Sharkitecture!," 28 June 2018 Blasting through fissures in the south polar region, the jets contain seawater from a global ocean locked beneath the moon’s icy shell. National Geographic, "Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon," 27 June 2018 The seawater cools the lava, which forms a glass that shatters. Jae C. Hong And Audrey Mcavoy, chicagotribune.com, "Your guide to 'laze' — the toxic lava haze now threatening Hawaiians," 22 May 2018 The seawater cools the lava, which forms a glass that shatters. Time, "Toxic Lava From Hawaii Volcano Eruption Could Threaten Nearby Power Plant," 22 May 2018 According to a study out this week, the main cause appears to be a natural climate phenomenon that warms the seawater where hurricanes typically intensify in the Atlantic. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Hurricanes are strengthening faster than they did 30 years ago," 10 May 2018 The resort uses a deep seawater air-conditioning system to reduce energy demands and relies entirely on renewable energy sources, including solar power and coconut oil. Jill K. Robinson, SFChronicle.com, "Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?," 21 June 2018 One of the main ingredients in hurricane formation is seawater of at least 80 degrees. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Supercharged by global warming, record hot seawater fueled Hurricane Harvey," 14 May 2018 Prices have increased substantially for the water authority’s 24 member agencies as the agency has inked contracts for new supplies, including for the Colorado River and desalinated seawater. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's efforts to divest from rival L.A. water agency have driven up rates for residents. Is it worth it?," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of seawater

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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seawater

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seawater

: water in or from the sea

seawater

noun
sea·​wa·​ter | \ˈsē-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Kids Definition of seawater

: water in or from the sea

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