underwater
Adjective

underwater

  1. (not comparable) beneath the surface of the water, or of or pertaining to the region beneath the water surface
  2. (nautical) beneath the water line of a vessel
  3. (figuratively) Under water.
  4. (finance) having negative equity; owing more on an asset than its market value
    We've been underwater on our mortgage ever since the housing crash.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: unter Wasser, Unterwasser-
  • Italian: subacqueo, sottacqua, sott'acqua
  • Portuguese: submarino, subaquático, submarinho
  • Russian: подво́дный
  • Spanish: sumergido
Adverb

underwater

  1. going beneath the surface of the water
Translations
  • Italian: sott'acqua
Noun

underwater (plural underwaters)

  1. underlying water or body of water, for example in an aquifer or the deep ocean
  2. (fishing) A type of lure which lies beneath the water surface.
Verb

underwater (underwaters, present participle underwatering; past and past participle underwatered)

  1. (agriculture, horticulture) to water or irrigate insufficiently
    Care must be taken not to underwater houseplants in the summer.
Antonyms


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