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salt·wa·teror salt-wa·ter (sôlt′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
1. Relating to, consisting of, or containing salt water: a saltwater solution.
2. Inhabiting or occurring in seawater or salt water: saltwater mussels.
3. Done or used in salt water: saltwater fishing.
of, relating to, or inhabiting salt water, esp the sea: saltwater fishes.
1. water containing a large amount of salt.
salt•wa•ter(ˈsɔltˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)
1. of or pertaining to salt water.
2. inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish.
Consisting of or living in salty water, especially seawater: saltwater fish.
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|Noun||1.||saltwater - water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"|
atomic number 35, Br, bromine - a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
atomic number 53, I, iodin, iodine - a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
atomic number 19, potassium, K - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
atomic number 11, Na, sodium - a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
common salt, sodium chloride - a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
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
calcium chloride - a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
red tide - seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin
evaporite - the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater