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Seawater   /sˈiwˌɑtər/  /sˈiwˌɔtər/   Listen

Water containing salts.  Synonyms: brine, saltwater.

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"Seawater" Quotes from Famous Books

... wax misdoubtful and after having awaited him good two months, seeing that he came not, she caused the broker force open the magazines. Trying first the casks, which she believed to be filled with oil, she found them full of seawater, save that there was in each maybe a runlet of oil at the top near the bunghole. Then, undoing the bales, she found them all full of tow, with the exception of two, which were stuffs; and in brief, ...
— The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio • Giovanni Boccaccio

... issues: desertification; depletion of underground water resources; the lack of perennial rivers or permanent water bodies has prompted the development of extensive seawater desalination facilities; coastal pollution from oil spills natural hazards: frequent sand and dust storms international agreements: party to - Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection; signed, but not ratified ...
— The 1995 CIA World Factbook • United States Central Intelligence Agency

... the jolly-boat's stores, the provisions being divided between the two boats although our craft, being the larger of the two, had of course carried the major portion. This could, however, only now be looked upon as lost; for the seawater must have ...
— On Board the Esmeralda - Martin Leigh's Log - A Sea Story • John Conroy Hutcheson

... the bold rocky projection of land at which we discovered them, and the passing of which they had given up as utterly hopeless from want of sufficient strength to climb over it. Having been three days without water except their own and the seawater, the former of which they had saved in their canteens, and emptied out before us, and their only food being such nourishment as they could obtain from chewing a coarse rushy plant which grew about high-water mark, it cannot be matter of surprise ...
— Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) • George Grey

Words linked to "Seawater" :   atomic number 11, calcium chloride, bromine, k, sodium, i, common salt, fresh water, brine, iodine, evaporite, br, H2O, atomic number 35, iodin, atomic number 19, saltwater, potassium, red tide, sodium chloride, water, atomic number 53, Na

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