Definition of midwater in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmidˌwôtər/ Pronunciation: /-ˌwätər/


The part of a body of water near neither the bottom nor the surface: whales and seals feed in midwater or on the seabed [as modifier]: midwater fish
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  • As an adult, Pomoxis nigromaculatus is a mid-water omnivore that feeds in vegetation and open water.
  • As we ascended to the safety stop, the mid-water fish schools hovered, keeping us company until our time on this stately ship was up.
  • The mid-water sea trawling sector has not performed well in last season, according to people in the industry.

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Syllabification: mid·wa·ter

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