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  • v. Present participle of dive.
  • n. The action of the verb to dive in any sense.
  • n. The sport of jumping head first into water.
  • n. The practice of swimming underwater, especially using a scuba system, and especially for recreation.
  • n. Of, relating to or used in diving (jumping into water).
  • n. Of, relating to or used in diving (swimming underwater).
  • adj. That or who dives or dive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That dives or is used or diving.

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

  • n. an athletic competition that involves diving into water
  • n. a headlong plunge into water


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