waterborne

adjective
wa·ter·borne | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbȯrn, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterborne 

: supported, carried, or transmitted by water waterborne commerce waterborne diseases

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As the long morning gave way to afternoon, more boats arrived and a sort of waterborne refugee camp took shape, with a population of more than 2,500. Hereward Holland, National Geographic, "An Up-Close Look at Refugee Rescues on the Mediterranean," 12 Sep. 2016 Of those, 51 deaths have been found to be hurricane-related, including two more recent deaths connected to waterborne illness, which the government confirmed this week. John D. Sutter, CNN, "Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths," 27 Oct. 2017 Extreme poverty makes life difficult here, and H.I.V. and waterborne illness are rife. Peg Tyre, New York Times, "Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World?," 27 June 2017 Waterborne paint is more expensive and the productivity is lower with higher labor costs, according to Singamas. Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg.com, "A New Coat of Paint Is Rocking the Global Shipping Industry," 26 June 2017 No waterborne illness caused several ducks to die and others to fall ill in Freedom Park late Sunday, Mecklenburg County officials said Tuesday. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "No waterborne illness to blame in deaths of Freedom Park ducks," 2 May 2017 As the long morning gave way to afternoon, more boats arrived and a sort of waterborne refugee camp took shape, with a population of more than 2,500. Hereward Holland, National Geographic, "An Up-Close Look at Refugee Rescues on the Mediterranean," 12 Sep. 2016 One problem: The roof rack of your Mini Cooper isn’t big enough to hold a tricycle, let alone a full-sized waterborne vessel. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, "Review: YakkAir Inflatable Kayaks," 13 July 2010 Import traffic at the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the pairing of the waterborne units of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma, rose a strong 10 percent last month, defying a troubling slowdown at some other West Coast gateways. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Seaport Alliance keeps up strong showing in May," 28 June 2017

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1559, in the meaning defined above

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waterborne

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of waterborne

: spread or carried by water

waterborne

adjective
wa·ter·borne | \ˈwȯt-ər-ˌbō(ə)rn, ˈwät-, -ˌbȯ(ə)rn \

Medical Definition of waterborne 

: carried or transmitted by water and especially by drinking water waterborne diseases

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