Definition of dead water in English:

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[mass noun] chiefly North American
  • Still water without any current: a ditch full of dead water
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    • What I'd mistaken for a living stream just has in it fish that thrive in dead water.
    • The eye without memory saw only a slope of scrub leading down to dead water.
    • The quality of water near a tulip farm is ‘so bad that nothing can grow or live near it; it's dead water,’ said Martijn Beekman of Greenpeace Netherlands.

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