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saltwater

[ sawlt-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈsɔltˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər /
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adjective
of or relating to salt water.
inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish.
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Origin of saltwater

First recorded in 1520–30; salt1 + water

Other definitions for saltwater (2 of 2)

salt water

noun
water containing a large amount of salt.

Origin of salt water

before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for saltwater

saltwater
/ (ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə) /

adjective
of, relating to, or inhabiting salt water, esp the seasaltwater fishes
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Scientific definitions for saltwater

saltwater
[ sôltwô′tər ]

Consisting of or living in salty water, especially seawater.
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