waterborne

adjective
wa·​ter·​borne | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce waterborne (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterborne

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

Examples of waterborne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children and elderly people might be more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria, officials said. oregonlive, "Public health advisory issued for water at Nye Beach in Newport," 18 Sep. 2019 There’s a regular Monday-night kayaking group on Dog River that’s open to newcomers, and one of its traditions is to conduct waterborne trick-or-treating at participating docks on the Monday before Halloween. al, "Offbeat Halloween options abound in Lower Alabama," 21 Oct. 2019 Children and elderly people might be more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria, officials said. oregonlive, "Public health advisory issued for water at Nye Beach in Newport," 18 Sep. 2019 In such conditions diseases—especially waterborne ones—thrive. The Economist, "Bangladesh tries to muffle the siren song of the capital," 12 Sep. 2019 Children and elderly people might be more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria, officials said. oregonlive, "Public health advisory issued for water at 3 Oregon coast beaches," 11 Sep. 2019 Using rainwater out of barrels gave Méndez a waterborne kidney infection that landed her in the hospital for nearly three months. Frances Robles, The Seattle Times, "Puerto Rico’s last house gets its power back, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria," 14 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of waterborne

1559, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterborne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterborne. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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waterborne

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How to pronounce waterborne (audio)

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 How to pronounce waterborne (audio) \

Medical Definition of waterborne

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

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