Definition of seawater in English:

seawater

noun

  • Water in or taken from the sea.

    • ‘It can be obtained by mining and evaporating water from brines and seawater.’
    • ‘Perth has already decided on a plant to turn seawater into drinking water by 2007.’
    • ‘Rather than trying to remove the salt from seawater, the plant would use brackish waters from the Thames ebb tide.’
    • ‘Aquaculture is the practice of farming with fish and shellfish in both fresh water and seawater.’
    • ‘This greater tolerance may be due to the presence of seawater rather than fresh water.’
    • ‘The chemical soup contains ten times more salt than seawater.’
    • ‘Someone once tried to suggest to me that ocean tides were the result of seawater being pulled about by the moon.’
    • ‘In addition, there will be a huge programme to further improve the quality of drinking water, river and seawater.’
    • ‘The rest of the plasma is very much like seawater, an ocean of life.’
    • ‘I've read many times since that the best way to cook live prawns is to boil them in heavily salted water or, better still, seawater.’
    • ‘Because of the high salt content of seawater, it is generally unfit for human consumption.’
    • ‘Frankfurters and hot dogs, for instance, are fave foods for kids, but have about the same concentration of salt as seawater.’
    • ‘More surprising is the general advocacy of the addition of seawater or salt during fermentation.’
    • ‘The water vascular system is not filled with seawater as in sea stars and urchins, but rather with a special body fluid.’
    • ‘Drinking seawater followed by fresh water was considered a universal remedy.’
    • ‘Water used for this purpose must be drinking water or clean seawater.’
    • ‘Due to the lack of fresh water, seawater has flowed into six of Chimen's 24 reservoirs.’
    • ‘As the atmosphere mixes with surface seawater, carbon dioxide dissolves into the ocean.’
    • ‘In many areas, fresh water supplies are polluted by seawater, chemicals and sewage.’
    • ‘They obtain most of their water from prey but will drink seawater to satisfy thirst also.’
    marine, ocean, oceanic
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Pronunciation

seawater

/ˈsiˌwɔdər//ˈsēˌwôdər/