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  • adj. Alternative spelling of freshwater.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water which is not salty
  • adj. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman.
  • adj. Unskilled; raw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, yielding, produced by, living in, or situated on water that is fresh or not salt: as, fresh-water deposits; fresh-water fish.
  • Accustomed to sail on fresh water only, as on lakes and rivers: as, a fresh-water sailor.
  • Raw; untrained: as, “fresh-water soldiers,”

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

  • n. water that is not salty
  • n. water that is not salty

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Examples

  • Water authorities in Vladivostok said fresh-water mussels installed in the city's water-purification plant to detect heavy-metal pollution also protect against radiation.

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  • Also, there was the small matter of a roof leak during a rainstorm somewhere around Bloomsburg, Pa., and the more significant issue that our fully filled fresh-water tank mysteriously went dry without us having washed a single dish, or even used the lavatory, let alone taken a long, leisurely shower.

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  • A second child has died this month from a fresh-water amoeba infection.

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  • Democrats don't necessary oppose the project; however they argue that the plans for the pipeline may need to be rerouted to avoid going through environmentally sensitive areas, including fresh-water reserves.

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  • To combat coastal erosion, which claims 25-35 square miles of land a year in Louisiana, the state and the Corps of Engineers have built fresh-water diversion projects along the Mississippi meant to mimic the natural flooding action of the river.

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  • The world's population, which was two billion at the start of the 20th century, is forecast to increase to nine billion people by 2050, while fresh-water supplies remain flat.

    Managing Water as Scarcity Looms

  • Some suggest that these could be fresh-water seals, like those found in Quebec at Seal Lake.

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  • My room, #28, was really a two-room suite in a wee pastel cottage that fronted a fresh-water pool shared by just a few other cottages.

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  • The Okaloosa darter roams the base's fresh-water streams, though "roams" might be a bit of an exaggeration when discussing an endangered species.

    Young in Age Only

  • Kimimasa Mayama/EPA Sasaki, 61, a shijimi common fresh-water clam fisherman, finds his truck among debris.

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