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underwater Syllabification: un·der·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈwôdər/

Definition of underwater in English:

adjective& adverb

1Situated, occurring, or done beneath the surface of the water: [as adjective]: there are underwater volcanoes in the region [as adverb]: they learn to navigate underwater at night
More example sentences
  • We clambered out of the water after some serious underwater rock climbing.
  • Well, in a landscape so void of life above water, the underwater contrast is huge.
  • And if you go in for underwater photography, take three times as much film as you think you need.
submerged, immersed, sunken, subaqueous, subsurface;
2 [adjective] chiefly US (Of a loan) having a balance that exceeds the current market value of the loan: an epidemic of underwater mortgages
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  • A decline in your home's value could leave you underwater - owing more than your home is worth.
  • With more than half of all stock options granted in the '90s underwater, you can bet the boss is finding other ways to get paid.
  • If these borrowers ever get underwater on their mortgages, they will almost certainly pull back on spending, turn risk averse and generally retrench.

Words that rhyme with underwater

aorta, daughter, exhorter, exporter, extorter, Horta, importer, mortar, porter, quarter, slaughter, snorter, sorter, sporter, supporter, three-quarter, torte, transporter, water
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