Definition of underwater in English:

underwater

Syllabification: un·der·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈwôtər, -ˈwätər
 
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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.
    Synonyms
    submerged, immersed, sunken, subaqueous, subsurface; undersea, subsea, submarine
  • 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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    • As many as one in six homeowners are currently what's known as underwater.
    • Do you know that in Nevada 70 percent of the home mortgages are underwater?
    • "We know lots of mortgage loans are underwater," he says, describing the situation where the value of collateral has fallen below the principal balance of a loan.

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