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A garment made of impermeable material, usually rubber, and sealed against leakage to keep the body warm and dry in cold water, used especially in scuba diving and watersports.
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(ˈdraɪsuːt) or


(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a suit worn by divers to keep them warm and dry
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dry-suit [ˈdraɪsuːt] ncombinaison f de plongée
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