freshwater (not comparable)
- Living in fresh water.
- freshwater fish
- Consisting of fresh water.
- Lake Baikal is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of volume.
- (nautical) Unskilled as a seaman.
- freshwater sailor
consisting of fresh water
freshwater (countable and uncountable, plural freshwaters)
- (countable) A body of fresh water
- 1953, Publications of the Institute of Marine Science (volumes 3-4, page 100)
- Fossils with low Sr/Ca ratios indicating origin in a freshwater of a type which has a low Sr/Ca ratio: […]
- 1967, Bent J. Muus, The Fauna of Danish Estuaries and Lagoons, page 87:
- Smith (1958) found that N. limnicola in Lake Merced, virtually a freshwater, had no paragnaths or at the most one on section I against the "normal" 1–2.
- 2013, Brian R. Moss, Ecology of Fresh Waters: A View for the Twenty-First Century
- The chances of long-term preservation of fossils in freshwaters are minimal, for freshwaters are readily disturbed and destroyed by drought on the land masses.
- 2015, Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still, Britain's Habitats
- Freshwaters are portrayed in many artforms, including books such as Kenneth Grahame's childrens' story Wind in the Willows.
- Alternative spelling of fresh water
- 1978, Roger M. Waller, John T. Turk, and Robert J. Dingman, "Potential effects of deep-well waste disposal in western New York", Geological Survey Professional Paper, page 21:
- Schematic diagram of the viscosity effect during the injection of freshwater.
- 2002, Friedrich A. Schott, Physical Oceanography of the Indian Ocean During WOCE, page 1246:
- Above 200m, high-salinity water was being carried southward out of the Arabian Sea. This implies that most of the freshwater was imported into the Arabian Sea in the upper layer.
- 2011, Guy Levy, P. Fine, and A. Bar-Tal, Treated Wastewater in Agriculture, :
- Actual field data of Cl distribution in soil after irrigation with TWW and freshwater were obtained in a field experiment in Israel (Feigin et al., 2005; Fine et al. 2007).
2014 April 20, Richard Conniff, “An evolutionary family drama”, in The New York Times:
- Alewives are anadromous fish: Born in freshwater, they spend their lives in the ocean, returning annually to their birthplaces to spawn.