tidal

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adjective tid·al \ˈtī-dəl\

Definition of tidal

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, caused by, or having tides tidal cycles tidal erosionb :  periodically rising and falling or flowing and ebbing tidal waters

  2. 2 :  dependent (as to the time of arrival or departure) upon the state of the tide a tidal steamer

tidally

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1807

First Known Use of tidal

1807


TIDAL Defined for English Language Learners

tidal

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adjective tid·al \ˈtī-dəl\

Definition of tidal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to tides : rising and falling at regular times


TIDAL Defined for Kids

tidal

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adjective tid·al \ˈtī-dəl\

Definition of tidal for Students

  1. :  of or relating to tides :  flowing and ebbing like tides


Medical Dictionary

tidal

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adjective tid·al \ˈtīd-əl\

Medical Definition of tidal

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting tidal air interference with the normal tidal exchange of the lungs—F. R. Mautz & R. M. Hosler



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