meltwater

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melt·wa·ter

 (mĕlt′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water that comes from melting snow or ice.

meltwater

(ˈmɛltˌwɔːtə)
n
melted snow or ice

melt•wa•ter

(ˈmɛltˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
water from melted snow or ice.

melt·wa·ter

(mĕlt′wô′tər)
Water that comes from melting snow or ice, especially from a glacier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meltwater - melted snow or icemeltwater - melted snow or ice      
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
Translations

meltwater

[ˈmeltwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de fusión de la nieve

meltwater

[ˈmɛltˌwɔːtəʳ] nacque fpl di fusione
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In the Southwest, raging meltwaters washed out a bridge in the town of Kangerlussuaq on July 11.
The meltwaters from Greenland's glaciers alone could cause a rise in global sea levels of up to half a metre by the end of this century," the paper quoted him, as saying.
Goretski 1972), (2) as a consequence of meltwater erosion (Rattas 2007), and (3) mainly as a result of erosion of preglacial rivers, which were later deepened and enlarged by glaciers and subglacial meltwaters.
In addition to providing a friendly environment for methanogens, these Pleistocene-age meltwaters are an important groundwater resource for large metropolitan areas such as Chicago.