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  • n. The oceanic realm consisting of the deep ocean, typified by a dearth of plant life, and plentiful carnivorous animals that are able to withstand extreme pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. one of the belts or zones into which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in describing its plants, animals, etc. It is the one furthest from the shore, embracing all beyond one hundred fathoms deep.
  • n. See under Abyssal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light

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