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[mass noun] Still water without any current:‘a ditch full of dead water’
- ‘Schooling fish can't survive in dead water.’
- ‘What I'd mistaken for a living stream just has in it fish that thrive in dead water.’
- ‘The quality of water near a tulip farm is ‘so bad that nothing can grow or live near it; it's dead water,’ said Martijn Beekman of Greenpeace Netherlands.’
- ‘In dead water like ponds, lakes as well as in waterways, especially in zones with sluggish running or even dead water, unwanted materials like weed, parasitic plants, bottles, wooden beams and so on will accumulate.’
- ‘The eye without memory saw only a slope of scrub leading down to dead water.’
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