Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, supported or sustained by the pressure of the water: said of a vessel or other object partly in and partly out of water. A vessel is partly water-borne when some part of it rests on the bottom so that its weight is supported partly by the ground and partly by its buoyancy in the water; a vessel completely water-borne is afloat.
- Borne or conveyed by water; carried in a boat or vessel; floated.
- adj. alternative spelling of waterborne.
“While the toilets provide much-needed sanitation infrastructure to tackle water-borne diseases, the leading cause of death in Haiti, they also address what Sasha calls "a dignity issue.”
“They warn conditions both in Dollo and in the huge, overcrowded Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya are ripe for epidemics of measles, water-borne and other diseases.”
“They say water-borne oil residue from pumping operations is being stored in unprotected pits and is contaminating local water supplies.”
“LYDEN: So, just to summarize it, because we have you on a cell phone, you're saying that it's a water-borne disease, it strikes very quickly, produces a watery diarrhea, and can cause diarrhea and vomiting and lead to death within just hours.”
“Dr. THIERAN: The cholera is a water-borne disease that is caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae and that has a specific serotype that is labeled 01.”
“In the jungle of Sierra Leone, taking hollowed-out log boats to traverse the rivers, drilling a well for a remote village and installing a solar powered pump, hearing about no more infant deaths due to water-borne illness...”
“That day, 22 NY Waterway ferries shuttled a total of nearly 160,000 people, first serving as water-borne ambulances transporting injured firefighters across the Hudson, then bringing evacuees to New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Queens.”
“Parekh says water-borne diseases are down noticeably.”
“The EPA estimates we would need to invest $334 billion over the next 20 years just to ensure we comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act -- the law that protects us from raw sewage and water-borne diseases.”
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one out of six Americans comes down with a food/water-borne illness every year, that 128,000 people get hospitalized from such illnesses, and that about 3,000 die annually because of something they ate or drank.”
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