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Webster 1913 Edition


Buoyant

Buoy′ant

,
Adj.
[From
Buoy
,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
]
1.
Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float;
as, iron is
buoyant
in mercury
.
Buoyant on the flood.”
Pope.
2.
Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier.
The water under me was
buoyant
.
Dryden.
3.
Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful;
as, a
buoyant
disposition;
buoyant
spirits
.
Buoy′ant-ly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Buoyant

BUOY'ANT

,
Adj.
Floating; light; that will not sink; having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid.
1.
Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body. [Unusual.]

Definition 2021


buoyant

buoyant

English

Adjective

buoyant (comparative more buoyant, superlative most buoyant)

  1. having buoyancy; able to float
  2. lighthearted and lively
    I’m in a buoyant mood.

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  • Archimedes' principle