Definition of overwater in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈwôtər/ Pronunciation: /-ˈwätər/
[with object]
Water (a plant, a lawn, etc.) too much: your cutting needs some water, but make sure you don’t overwater it
More example sentences
  • The second year I compensated and overwatered the plant.
  • At the same time, be sure your plant is not getting too much water, either by overwatering or being planted in a soil that does not properly drain.
  • Some parts of these slightly rolling irrigated fields were being overwatered by as much as 20 percent.


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərwôtər/ Pronunciation: /-wätər/
Situated or taking place above water: the airline is to initiate long-haul overwater operations
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  • They create a harmonious landscape, with overwater bungalows perched above a sparkling lagoon, emphasizing the obvious: that Bora is more water than land.
  • From here a web of walkways spiders back out across the languid waters of the lagoon, leading to 82 swanky overwater bungalows.
  • A world away from this almost bohemian atmosphere is the very smart Le Méridien, a complex of 138 rooms and suites and a dozen overwater bungalows about ten miles from town.

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Syllabification: o·ver·wa·ter

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