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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
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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.
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The brackishly colored figures vacillate between states of terror and jubilation, caught between suspension and flight.

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