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tidewater

[ tahyd-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈtaɪdˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun

water affected by the flow and ebb of the tide.
the water covering tideland at flood tide.

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Origin of tidewater

First recorded in 1765–75; tide1 + water

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British Dictionary definitions for tidewater

tidewater
/ (ˈtaɪdˌwɔːtə) /

noun

water that advances and recedes with the tide
water that covers land that is dry at low tide
US
  1. coastal land drained by tidal streams
  2. (as modifier)tidewater regions
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Scientific definitions for tidewater

tidewater
[ tīdwô′tər ]

Water that inundates land at flood tide.
Water affected by the tides, especially tidal streams.
Low coastal land drained by tidal streams.
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