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fresh +‎ water.


freshwater (not comparable)

  1. Living in fresh water.
     The trout is a freshwater fish.
  2. Consisting of fresh water.
     Lake Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake in terms of volume.
  3. (nautical) Unskilled as a seaman.
    freshwater sailor
  4. (economics) neoclassical, in reference to U.S. macroeconomics and economics departments near the Great Lakes.
    Synonym: sweetwater


freshwater (countable and uncountableplural freshwaters)

  1. (countable) A body of fresh water 
  2. Alternative spelling of fresh water
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