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Words used to describe areas of water

briny

adjective

briny water is full of salt, like sea water

calm

adjective

calm water does not move very much

choppy

adjective

choppy water has a lot of waves in it because the wind is blowing across it

coastal

adjective

in the sea near to land

deep-sea

adjective

in the deep areas of the sea

fluvial

adjective

relating to rivers

fresh

adjective

fresh water is water in lakes and rivers that does not contain any salt

freshwater

adjective

consisting of water that does not contain salt

heavy

adjective

a heavy sea is rough with big waves

high

adjective

if a river is high, the water is above its usual level, for example because of heavy rain

inshore

adjective

relating to, or used in, the sea near a coast

littoral

adjective

relating to or near the coast

low

adjective

used about the level of water in a river or the sea

marine

adjective

living in or happening in the sea

marine

adjective

relating to the sea and creatures that live in it

navigable

adjective

a navigable river, lake etc is deep and wide enough for ships to travel through

oceanic

adjective

concerning the sea, or found in the sea

offshore

adjective

in the sea but near the coast

Pacific

adjective

relating to the Pacific Ocean

passable

adjective

if a road or a river is passable, it is not blocked and can be travelled on

pelagic

adjective

relating to the parts of the sea that are far from land

rough

adjective

used about the surface of a lake, river, or sea that has a lot of waves, often because the weather is bad

stagnant

adjective

stagnant water does not flow and often smells bad

swollen

adjective

a swollen river or stream contains more water than normal as a result of heavy rain or snow that has melted

tidal

adjective

connected with the regular rise and fall of the level of the sea

winding

adjective

a winding road, river etc has a lot of bends in it

windy

adjective

winding

littoral

noun

navigability

noun

in flood

if a river is in flood, it has a lot more water in it than usual and water may rise up over its edges onto the land

in spate

if a river is in spate, it is much deeper than usual and the water in it is moving very fast, for example after snow melts in the spring

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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