Definitions

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

  • adj. Floating on or supported by water; afloat.
  • adj. Transported by water: waterborne freight.
  • adj. Transmitted in water: waterborne disease-causing microorganisms.

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  • adj. transported or transmitted by water
  • adj. floating on the water; afloat

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

  • adj. transported by water
  • adj. supported by water

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Examples

  • But if a source close to Saudi intelligence is correct, and bin Laden has a so-called waterborne illness, experts say that could mean typhoid fever, dysentery, possibly E. coli, all potentially fatal but also recoverable.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2006

  • But if a source close to Saudi intelligence is correct and bin Laden has a so-called waterborne illness, experts say that could mean typhoid fever, dysentery, possibly E. coli, all potentially fatal but also recoverable.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2006

  • Water-based wood finishes, such as waterborne urethane or acrylic, also have decreased toxic compounds, but still provide comparable durability to their standard counterparts.

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  • Surely, they're aware of the -- the story that bin Laden was dead or had some kind of waterborne disease.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2006

  • A Saudi intelligence source tells CNN of recent credible reports that bin Laden is sick with some kind of waterborne disease, but that he is not dead.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2006

  • But anyway, he’s cruising around and he runs afoul of the Smokers, a kind of waterborne gang that deals in mechanized ocean craft, ultraviolence, mayhem, and their universal adulation of “Saint Joe”, otherwise known as Captain Joseph Hazelwood.

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  • Mr. Neutrino continued his waterborne ways, planning but not following through on a float to China.

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  • Thousands would flock to the ship looking for solutions to debilitating problems: enormous tumors, cleft lips and palates, flesh eaten by bacteria from waterborne diseases.

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  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The next day in Pathein, a waterborne vegetable vendor waited for customers at a pier on the Pathein River.

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  • Villages and provinces that accepted pacification received better roads, access to waterborne trade, schools, markets, and a number of other benefits.

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