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Adj.1.non-buoyant - tending to sink in a liquid or fall in air
heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
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Fake live vests that are made of non-buoyant material are manufactured and sold to Syrian migrants who want to cross the Aegean Sea to reach Greece.
Meunier says consultants to the department recommended in 1993 that the city buy a more reliable system - a "buoyant (plastic) media clarifier system" - instead of a non-buoyant system that used sand.
To the Editor: I found the Input Output article "Carbon, Sunk" (November 2006), which described a speculative approach to the question of carbon sequestration, interesting in that it pointed out that pressures beneath the ocean floor are sufficiently high and temperatures sufficiently low so as render liquid C[O.sub.2] non-buoyant. While this approach is not necessarily practical, it could, at least theoretically, provide a relatively stable long-term storage site to help mitigate atmospheric impacts of C[O.sub.2], as we transition out of the fossil fuel era.

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