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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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"We expect the winter will see an improvement in this as higher levels of river water will provide additional flow which may improve matters but in a harbour such as Rhyl there will always be issues regarding moorings some of which will 'dry out' as it is a tidal estuary. We have identified an issue with some shingle under the bridge which will be removed as part of the snagging process with the contractor."
RSPCA Chief Inspector Romain DeKerckhove said: "'RSPCA officers have been working closely with Swansea Council in order to agree on a strategy to overcome the long-standing problems associated with horses grazing on this tidal estuary."