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un·der·wa·ter

 (ŭn′dər-wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
adj.
1. Relating to, occurring, used, or performed beneath the surface of water.
2. Nautical Below the water line of a vessel.

un′der·wa′ter adv.
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underwater

(ˈʌndəˈwɔːtə)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) being, occurring, or going under the surface of the water, esp the sea: underwater exploration.
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical below the water line of a vessel
3. (Stock Exchange) (of a stock option or other asset) having a market value below its purchase value
adv
(Physical Geography) beneath the surface of the water
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un•der•wa•ter

(ˈʌn dərˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər)

adj.
1. existing or occurring under water.
2. designed to be used under water.
3. located below a ship's waterline.
adv.
4. beneath the water: to travel underwater.
n.
5. the water beneath the surface.
6. underwaters, the depths, as of a sea or lake.
[1620–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underwater - beneath the surface of the waterunderwater - beneath the surface of the water; "submerged rocks"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
2.underwater - growing or remaining under waterunderwater - growing or remaining under water; "viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat"; "submerged leaves"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
aquatic - operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"
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underwater

adjective submerged, submarine, immersed, sunken, undersea, subaqueous, subaquatic underwater camera equipment
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Translations
pod vodou
under vandet
veden alla
podvodno
subacqueosott’acqua
水中に
물 속에서
debaixo d’águadebaixo de água
under vattnet
ใต้น้ำ
ở dưới nước

underwater

[ˈʌndəˈwɔːtəʳ]
A. ADJsubmarino
B. ADVdebajo del agua
he swam underwater for several strokes before he surfacednadó varias brazas debajo del agua or bajo el agua antes de salir a la superficie
this sequence was filmed underwateresta secuencia se filmó bajo el agua
to stay underwaterpermanecer sumergido, permanecer bajo el agua
C. CPD [exploration, fishing] → submarino; [archaeology, photography] → submarino, subacuático
underwater camera Ncámara f subacuática
underwater fisherman Nsubmarinista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

underwater

[ˌʌndərˈwɔːtər]
advsous l'eau
This sequence was filmed underwaterCette séquence a été filmée sous l'eau.
adj [exploration, fishing] → sous-marin(e)
an underwater camera → un appareil photo sous-marin
underwater photography → la photographie sous-marineunder way underway [ˌʌndərˈweɪ] adj
to be under way → être en cours
An investigation is underway → Une enquête est en cours.
to be well underway → être bien entamé(e)
to get under way → débuter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

underwater

[ˌʌndəˈwɔːtəʳ]
1. adj (swimming, photography) → subacqueo/a; (exploration) → sottomarino/a
2. advsott'acqua
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

underwater

تـَحْتَ الـمَاء pod vodou under vandet unter Wasser υποβρυχίως debajo del agua veden alla immergé podvodno sott’acqua 水中に 물 속에서 onderwater undervanns- pod wodą debaixo d’água, debaixo de água подводный under vattnet ใต้น้ำ sualtı ở dưới nước 在水下
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underwater

adj submarino
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