brackish


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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.

brackish

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

brack•ish

(ˈbræk ɪʃ)

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

brack·ish

(brăk′ĭsh)
Containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water; somewhat salty.
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"

brackish

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

brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] ADJ [water] → salobre

brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] adj [water] → saumâtre

brackish

adj waterbrackig

brackish

[ˈbrækɪʃ] adj (water) → salmastro/a

brackish

(ˈbrӕkiʃ) adjective
(of water) tasting slightly of salt, often unpleasantly.
References in classic literature ?
He turns with disgust from the mouldy corn before him, and the brackish water in his little trough.
Beyond the plain and across a low bluff they came upon water-- brackish, ill-smelling stuff in a shallow water hole, the sides and bottom of which were trampled by the feet of many beasts.
You, Harry, my boy, who have only to turn on a couple of taps to summon "hot" and "cold" from an unseen, vasty cistern, can have little idea of the luxury of that muddy wallow in brackish tepid water.
As they crept on, the wind came to them with a brackish flavour, salt with the sea.
Clear old prime Nantucket water; which, when three years afloat, the Nantucketer, in the Pacific, prefers to drink before the brackish fluid, but yesterday rafted off in casks, from the Peruvian or Indian streams.
The unhealthy nature of the site; the quantity and quality of the children's food; the brackish, fetid water used in its preparation; the pupils' wretched clothing and accommodations--all these things were discovered, and the discovery produced a result mortifying to Mr.
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.
Whether its sources were disturbed by the depth of the new cellar, or whatever subtler cause might lurk at the bottom, it is certain that the water of Maule's Well, as it continued to be called, grew hard and brackish.
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.
Tenders are invited for Supply of good quality of live shrimp seed lime semi-dried cowdung urea single super phosphate diammonium phosphate live mullet seeds in brackish water ponds for poly culture in brackish water sector at different blocks of south 24 pgs district
The newly established fish ponds in brackish water and favorable water salinity suitable to the growth of the species were noted in Central Luzon.
Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated--in sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away.