un·​dine | \ ˌən-ˈdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) , ˈən-ˌdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) \

Definition of undine

: an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus inhabiting water : water nymph

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Recent Examples on the Web Is this the undine Mélisande emerging from the woods? Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘James Galanos: Design Integrity’ Review: The West Coast King of Fashion," 10 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of undine

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for undine

New Latin undina, from Latin unda wave — more at water

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“Undine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undine. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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un·​dine | \ ˈən-ˌdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) , ˌən-ˈdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) \

Medical Definition of undine

: a small glass container used for irrigating the eyes

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not agreeing with established beliefs

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