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brack·ish

 (brăk′ĭsh)
adj.
1.
a. Being or containing water that is somewhat salty but less salty than sea water.
b. Having a somewhat salty taste or smell: "You could cut the brackish winds with a knife / Here in Nantucket" (Robert Lowell).
2. Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel.

[From Dutch brak.]

brack′ish·ness n.
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brackish

(ˈbrækɪʃ)
adj
(Physical Geography) (of water) slightly briny or salty
[C16: from Middle Dutch brac salty; see -ish]
ˈbrackishness n
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brack•ish

(ˈbræk ɪʃ)

adj.
1. slightly salt; salty or briny.
2. distasteful; unpleasant.
[1530–40; < Dutch brak salty + -ish1]
brack′ish•ness, n.
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brack·ish

(brăk′ĭsh)
Containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water; somewhat salty.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brackish - distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture; "a thin brackish gruel"
unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
2.brackish - slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water); "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep"
salty - containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
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brackish

adjective salty, salt, bitter, saline, briny, undrinkable, brak (S. African) shallow pools of brackish water
clear, clean, fresh, sweet, pure, unpolluted
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Translations
ضارِبٌ إلى المُلوحَه
poloslaný
brak-
kissé sós
ísaltur; bragîvondur
sūrokas
iesāļš
poloslaný
hafif tuzlutuzlumsu

brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] ADJ [water] → salobre
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brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] adj [water] → saumâtre
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brackish

adj waterbrackig
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brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] adj (water) → salmastro/a
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brackish

(ˈbrӕkiʃ) adjective
(of water) tasting slightly of salt, often unpleasantly.
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References in classic literature ?
He turns with disgust from the mouldy corn before him, and the brackish water in his little trough.
They knew there was a little brackish water in the pit, but they venerated a place made sacred by their ancestor's imprisonment too much to be willing to see Christian dogs drink from it.
Gay [2] has stated that he found in the neighbourhood of Rio, shells of the marine genera solen and mytilus, and fresh water ampullariae, living together in brackish water. I also frequently observed in the lagoon near the Botanic Garden, where the water is only a little less salt than in the sea, a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to a genus generally found in estuaries.
Given the opportunity or accessibility, he said water from Pasig River can be extracted by the firm, which will clean it up and put it in desalinated brackish water for industries.
He stressed the need to grow salt-tolerant plants using brackish water of partially desalinized seawater bring innovation in agriculture sector so as to grow plants by using the seawater or brackish water.
Production of seaweeds, likewise, inched up by one percent amid increase in area planted in ARMM as a result of good weather condition.Meanwhile, tiger prawn production dropped by five percent as the unrehabilitated brackish water fish ponds that were damaged during the series of typhoons last year resulted in lesser areas utilized and the high mortality of stocks pulled down the production in Zamboanga Peninsula.
FW and brackish water (5[per thousand]) improved the condition factor of O.
The knowledge on the biochemical mechanisms of lettuce plants under saline conditions and in different cultivation techniques is essential to maintain a competitive production in the market using brackish water. However, there are not many studies evaluating biochemical characteristics of lettuce in different hydroponic systems with different recirculation frequencies and with variable water quality, in the same experiment.
The senators were informed that sea intrusion had brought over 1.2 million acres of coastal land under brackish water and made 16 out of 17 creeks in Thatta district nonfunctional in last two decades.
Arguing that desalination technology could have made the brackish water drinkable, the farm demanded compensation for trespassing.
amazonicum populations, a curious pattern of brackish water dependence, in which there are either populations that complete their life cycle in fresh water (Zanders and Rodriguez, 1992; Charmantier and Anger, 2011) and those in which larvae die when kept in this salinity (Augusto et al., 2007a).

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