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fresh·wa·ter

 (frĕsh′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, living in, or consisting of water that is not salty: freshwater fish; freshwater lakes.
2. Situated away from the sea; inland.
3. Nautical Accustomed to sailing on inland waters only: a freshwater sailor.

freshwater

(ˈfrɛʃˌwɔːtə)
n (modifier)
1. (Angling) of, relating to, or living in fresh water
2. (Nautical Terms) (esp of a sailor who has not sailed on the sea) unskilled or inexperienced
3. US small and little known: a freshwater school.

fresh′ wa′ter


n.
1. water lacking a large amount of salt.
2. inland water, as ponds, lakes, or streams, that is not salt.
[before 900]

fresh′wa`ter

or fresh′-wa`ter,



adj.
1. of or living in water that is fresh or not salt: freshwater fish.
2. accustomed only to fresh water: a freshwater sailor.
3. small, provincial, or little known.
[1520–30]

fresh·wa·ter

(frĕsh′wô′tər)
Consisting of or living in water that is not salty: a freshwater pond; a freshwater fish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freshwater - water that is not salty
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
rainwater, rain - drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
condensate - a product of condensation
Translations
järvimakeanvedensisävesi
dulcicole

freshwater

[ˈfreʃˌwɔːtəʳ]
A. ADJde agua dulce
B. CPD freshwater fish Npez m de agua dulce

freshwater

[ˈfrɛʃwɔːtər] adj
[fish] → d'eau douce
[lake] → d'eau doucefresh water n
(= not salt) → eau f douce
(= clean) → eau f douce

freshwater

[ˈfrɛʃˌwɔːtəʳ] adj freshwater fishpesce m d'acqua dolce
References in classic literature ?
The tide was running out, and this, together with the strong flow of the freshwater current, would have prevented our going against the cliffs even had we not been under power; as it was we had to buck the combined forces in order to hold our position at all.
To-day they lie at their ease near Freshwater, and we fear much lest they come upon us and do us a mischief.
Yet I will promise you that on our way we shall find time to pass Freshwater and to prevail upon these rovers to leave you in peace.
be it sink or swim, I shall turn her beak into Freshwater Bay, and if good Master Witherton, of Southampton, like not my handling of his ship then he may find another master-shipman.
There they lie, the water-snakes, in Freshwater Bay; and mark the reek of smoke from yonder point, where they have been at their devil's work.
On her larboard quarter lay the two dark galleys, which had already hoisted sail, and were shooting out from Freshwater Bay in swift pursuit, their double line of oars giving them a vantage which could not fail to bring them up with any vessel which trusted to sails alone.
But after some preliminary remarks, I will discuss a few of the most striking classes of facts; namely, the existence of the same species on the summits of distant mountain-ranges, and at distant points in the arctic and antarctic regions; and secondly (in the following chapter), the wide distribution of freshwater productions; and thirdly, the occurrence of the same terrestrial species on islands and on the mainland, though separated by hundreds of miles of open sea.
Freshwater fish, I find, eat seeds of many land and water plants: fish are frequently devoured by birds, and thus the seeds might be transported from place to place.
We shall hereafter see this law of aquatic forms, whether marine or freshwater, being less peculiar at any given point of the earth's surface than the terrestrial forms of the same classes, strikingly illustrated in the shells, and in a lesser degree in the insects of this archipelago.
But the cliffs of Freshwater it shall never touch, and the island will guard the Island's purity till the end of time.
5 million structure close to the campus of Baylor School that will hold the Tennessee Aquarium Freshwater Conservation Institute.
KARACHI -- The global climate changes are not only affecting the nature but gravely hitting the human life, especially the vulnerable communities of Coastal areas, leaving them in quest for freshwater and making the necessity a far cry for them.