seawater

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

Definition of seawater 

: water in or from the sea

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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 Wash wounds and cuts thoroughly if they've been exposed to seawater or raw shellfish. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Be wary of these NC natural wonders this summer," 25 June 2018 Laze, or lava haze, is hydrochloric acid mist formed by the action of lava on seawater. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "Dramatic Video Shows What the Kilauea Volcano Has Done to Hawaii's Coastline," 15 June 2018 Three of their siblings, Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, are still missing, and could have been swept away by seawater because no one was wearing seat belts. Madison Park, CNN, "911 caller reported Hart family's child jumped out of window and begged for help," 12 Apr. 2018 On board, one device would use the electricity to desalinate seawater and pass the fresh water to electrolyzers to produce hydrogen. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon," 12 July 2018 The next seven days will be filled with farm-to-table food, the sound of lapping seawater, sunset beach yoga, soft white sand, and...your period. Loren Savini, Allure, "Breaking the Cycle: Meet the People Who Are Fighting to End Period Stigma," 27 June 2018 The seal lifts his head, suddenly smelling seawater. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Free Marmalade: Harbor seal rescued by National Aquarium returned to seawater in Ocean City," 8 June 2018 Scientific evidence indicates that as carbon dioxide continues to increase in the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect causes temperatures to rise, seawater will expand, and therefore water levels will rise. Dave Epstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Tidal flooding is expected to become more routine as sea levels rise," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of seawater

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seawater was before the 12th century

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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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