saltwater
adjective Date: before 12th century relating to, living in, located near, or consisting of salt water <
saltwater fish
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  • saltwater — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or found in salt water; living in the sea …   English terms dictionary

  • saltwater — [sôlt′wôt΄ər, sôlt′wät΄ər] adj. of, having to do with, or living in salt water or the sea …   English World dictionary

  • saltwater — salt|wa|ter1 [ sɔlt,wɔtər ] adjective 1. ) living in the ocean or in water that contains salt: saltwater fish ─ opposite FRESHWATER 2. ) done in the ocean: saltwater fishing saltwater salt|wa|ter 2 [ sɔlt,wɔtər ] noun uncount water containing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • saltwater — salt|wa|ter [ˈso:ltˌwo:tə US ˌwo:tər, ˌwa: ] adj [only before noun] 1.) living in salty water or in the sea ≠ ↑freshwater ▪ saltwater fish 2.) containing salt water ≠ ↑freshwater ▪ a saltwater lake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • saltwater — UK [ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə(r)] / US [ˈsɔltˌwɔtər] adjective 1) living in the sea or in water that contains salt saltwater fish 2) done in the sea saltwater fishing …   English dictionary

  • saltwater — /sawlt waw teuhr, wot euhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to salt water. 2. inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish. [1520 30; SALT1 + WATER] * * * …   Universalium

  • saltwater — adj. Saltwater is used with these nouns: ↑fish, ↑fishing, ↑marsh, ↑pool …   Collocations dictionary

  • saltwater — adjective (only before noun) living in salty water or in the sea: saltwater fish …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • saltwater — [ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə] adj living in the sea or in water that contains salt Ant: freshwater saltwater fish[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • saltwater — salt•wa•ter [[t]ˈsɔltˌwɔ tər, ˌwɒt ər[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to salt water 2) inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

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