Share this entry

Share this page

freshwater

Line breaks: fresh|water
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛʃwɔːtə
 
/

Definition of freshwater in English:

adjective

1Of or found in fresh water; not of the sea: freshwater and marine fish
More example sentences
  • Work at Chapel will meet strict EU laws on freshwater fish habitats and river quality.
  • Legionellae are found most commonly in freshwater and man-made water systems.
  • In addition to the many products, freshwater mussels act as water quality indicators.
2US informal (Especially of a school or college) situated in a remote or obscure area; provincial.

Definition of freshwater in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
adjective
using more words than are needed…