Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The salt water in or coming from the sea or ocean.

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  • n. The saltwater of a sea or ocean.

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

  • n. water containing salts

Etymologies

sea + water (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At Mac's Seafood, right on the beach, across from fishing boats still unloading their afternoon catch, we ate a dozen oysters from a paper plate, the liquor on the clams which is what you call the seawater pooling on top running over our chins.

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  • The Diablo Canyon power plant uses only seawater from the Pacific ocean.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Wow! An Article on Water That Actually Focuses on Price

  • Is there enough glacial freshwater melting to actually, significantly change the amount of salt in seawater, which would mean the oceans (where they were affected) would freeze at a higher temp, among other effects?

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  • Using a membrane, seawater is separated from a liquid with even higher saline concentrations; natural osmotic pressure pulls H2O from the seawater into a solution of ammonia salts, which can be evaporated at a relatively low temperature.

    High-Tech Cures for Water Shortages

  • The H2S-producing microbes eventually grew to such numbers that the toxic byproduct of their metabolism could no longer be contained in seawater solution.

    Suspending Life « Isegoria

  • Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows evoke well the hardships of islanders who made do with wartime rations of one candle a week and cooked their vegetables in seawater for lack of salt.

    2008 November « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Decaying old ditches to retain seawater in shallow lagoons surrounded the roadbed.

    Manana at the lighthouse

  • Hunterston used to use a cooling system which was basically sooking in seawater in big pipes, to cool the uranium.

    Nuclear Power and Hot Air

  • During the remaining six weeks, the buildings use conventional chillers, but the seawater is used to cool the condensers.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The plant draws 42. 8-degree Fahrenheit (6-degree Celsius) seawater from a depth of 2,000 feet (610 meters).

    Deep Lake Water Cooling System

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