[waw-ter-bawrn, -bohrn, wot-er-]
floating or moving on water; supported by water: The ship was waterborne ten months after the keel was laid.
transported by ship or boat: waterborne commerce.
communicated by water, especially drinking water: waterborne diseases.
Origin of waterborne
First recorded in 1550–60; water
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for waterborne
Historical Examples of waterborne
Typhoid in the vast majority of cases is waterborne, and hence the greatest care should be taken to avoid any dubious pan or pool.
It will be noticed that the two ends of these vessels, like the Nile boats of the Egyptians proper, were not waterborne.
British Dictionary definitions for waterborne
floating or travelling on water
(of a disease, etc) transported or transmitted by water
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