Dead Sea


noun

a salt lake between Israel and Jordan: the lowest lake in the world, more than 1,400 feet (430 meters) below sea level. Water from the lake, whose extreme salinity and high mineral content make it inhospitable to plant or animal life, has been used for health purposes since ancient times.

Origin of Dead Sea

First recorded in 1300–50
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British Dictionary definitions for Dead Sea

Dead Sea

noun

a lake between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank, now 420 m (1378 ft) below sea level; originally 390 m (1285 ft): the lowest lake in the world, with no outlet and very high salinity; outline, esp at the southern end, reduced considerably in recent years. Area: originally about 950 sq km (365 sq miles); by 2003 about 625 sq km (240 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Salt lake on the border between Israel and Jordan.

notes for Dead Sea

Its shore, at approximately thirteen hundred feet below sea level, is the lowest point of dry land on Earth.
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