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[sawlt-waw-ter, -wot-er]
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  1. of or relating to salt water.
  2. inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish.
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Origin of saltwater

First recorded in 1520–30; salt1 + water
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Related Words for saltwater

aquatic, naval, maritime, coastal, seagoing, saltwater, deep-sea, oceanic, shore, seashore, seafaring, sea, nautical, seaside, littoral, pelagic, abyssal, navigational, Neptunian, hydrographic

British Dictionary definitions for saltwater


  1. of, relating to, or inhabiting salt water, esp the seasaltwater fishes
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saltwater in Science


  1. Consisting of or living in salty water, especially seawater.
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