Zuider Zee

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Zui·der Zee

 (zī′dər zē′, zā′, zoi′dər zā′)
A former shallow inlet of the North Sea in northeast Netherlands. Originally a lake, it was joined with the North Sea by heavy flooding. A dike, completed in 1932, turned the southern section into the Ijsselmeer, which has largely been reclaimed for agriculture.
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Zuider Zee

(ˈzaɪdə ˈziː; Dutch ˈzœidər ˈzeː) or

Zuyder Zee

n
(Placename) a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas
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Zui•der Zee

(ˈzaɪ dər ˈzeɪ, ˈzi)
n.
a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in the central Netherlands. Compare IJsselmeer.
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Noun1.Zuider Zee - a former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands; sealed off from the sea in 1932 by a dam that created the IJsselmeer
North Sea - an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
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