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 Common causes for spikes in waterborne bacteria include runoff from streets and other paved surfaces, sewerage overflows, failed septic systems, pet waste and manure and fertilizer from farms. al, 7 July 2021 Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of waterborne disease in people in the US, the CDC says. Korin Miller, Health.com, 6 July 2021 To limit the spread of waterborne disease, UNICEF is installing chlorination water points in and around Sake. Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Spot cargoes are essentially waterborne storage containers — and storage and transportation are vital to meeting urgent supply needs. Muqsit Ashraf, Forbes, 23 June 2021 This ultralight stowable device removes over 99 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and each membrane microfilter lasts up to 1000 gallons. Ebony Roberts, Outside Online, 21 June 2021 During the 2020 budget year there were 309 incidents with more than 1,200 waterborne arrests, according to CBP data. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, 12 May 2021 Refineries there receive a combination of domestic and Canadian crude via pipeline, as well as waterborne imports from all over the world. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 9 May 2021 Greater flooding risk may bring greater emotional stress, along with mold and waterborne disease. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of waterborne

1559, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waterborne was in 1559

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10 Jul 2021

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“Waterborne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterborne. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of waterborne

: spread or carried by water


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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