Definition of waterborne
: supported, carried, or transmitted by water waterborne commerce waterborne diseases
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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.
Extreme poverty makes life difficult here, and H.I.V. and waterborne illness are rife.
Waterborne paint is more expensive and the productivity is lower with higher labor costs, according to Singamas.
No waterborne illness caused several ducks to die and others to fall ill in Freedom Park late Sunday, Mecklenburg County officials said Tuesday.
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.
One problem: The roof rack of your Mini Cooper isn’t big enough to hold a tricycle, let alone a full-sized waterborne vessel.
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Definition of waterborne for English Language Learners
: spread or carried by water
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