see also: Freshwater

freshwater (not comparable)

  1. Living in fresh water.
    The trout is a freshwater fish.
  2. Consisting of fresh water.
    Lake Baikal is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of volume.
  3. (nautical) Unskilled as a seaman.
    a freshwater sailor
  4. (economics) neoclassical, in reference to U.S. macroeconomics and economics departments near the Great Lakes.
    • 2012, John Quiggin, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us, Princeton University Press (expanded paperback ed., 1st ed. from 2010), ISBN 1400842085, page 86.
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    Synonyms: sweetwater
Translations Translations Noun


  1. (countable) A body of fresh water
    • 1953, Publications of the Institute of Marine Science (volumes 3-4, page 100)
      Fossils with low Sr/Ca ratios indicating origin in a freshwater of a type which has a low Sr/Ca ratio: […]
    • 2015, Sophie Lake, ‎Durwyn Liley, ‎Robert Still, Britain's Habitats
      Freshwaters are portrayed in many artforms, including books such as Kenneth Grahame's childrens' story Wind in the Willows.
  2. Alternative spelling of fresh water
    • 1978, Roger M. Waller, John T. Turk, and Robert J. Dingman, "Potential effects of deep-well waste disposal in western New York", Geological Survey Professional Paper, page 21 ↗:
      Schematic diagram of the viscosity effect during the injection of freshwater.
    • 2011, Guy Levy, P. Fine, and A. Bar-Tal, Treated Wastewater in Agriculture, :
      Actual field data of Cl distribution in soil after irrigation with TWW and freshwater were obtained in a field experiment in Israel (Feigin et al., 2005; Fine et al. 2007).

Proper noun
  1. A village on the Isle of Wight

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