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es·tu·ar·y

 (ĕs′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. es·tu·ar·ies
1. The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides.
2. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.

[Latin aestuārium, from aestus, tide, surge, heat.]

es′tu·ar′i·al (-âr′ē-əl) adj.
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estuary

(ˈɛstjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
1. (Physical Geography) the widening channel of a river where it nears the sea, with a mixing of fresh water and salt (tidal) water
2. (Physical Geography) an inlet of the sea
[C16: from Latin aestuārium marsh, channel, from aestus tide, billowing movement, related to aestās summer]
estuarial adj
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es•tu•ar•y

(ˈɛs tʃuˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
1. that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide.
2. an arm or inlet of the sea at the lower end of a river.
[1530–40; < Latin aestuārium inlet, estuary =aestu(s) tide, surge (literally, heat; see estival) + -ārium -ary]
es`tu•ar′i•al (-ˈɛər i əl) adj.
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es·tu·ar·y

(ĕs′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
1. The wide lower course of a river where it flows into the sea. The water in estuaries is a mixture of fresh water and salt water.
2. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
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estuary

A broad, low, river mouth, usually where the coast has sunk or the sea level has risen.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the seaestuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
firth - a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
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estuary

noun inlet, mouth, creek, firth, fjord naval manoeuvres in the Clyde estuary
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Translations
مَصَب النَّهْر
flodmunding
ármynni, árós
žiotys
upes grīva
haliçnehir ağzı

estuary

[ˈestjʊərɪ]
A. Nestuario m, ría f
B. CPD Estuary English N (Brit) variedad de inglés que se ha puesto de moda entre los jóvenes de zonas adyacentes al estuario del Támesis, en el SE de Inglaterra
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estuary

[ˈɛstʃʊri] nestuaire m
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estuary

nMündung f
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estuary

[ˈɛstjʊərɪ] nestuario
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estuary

(ˈestjuəri) plural ˈestuaries noun
the wide lower part of a river up which the tide flows. the Thames estuary.
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