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low water

noun
1.
water at its lowest level, as in a river.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
Related forms
low-water, adjective
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Examples for low water
  • Some of the many kinds of animals which live on the beach between high and low water mark seem to be rarely preserved.
  • There is not water enough in the creek at ordinary stages to run a coffee mill, and at low water there is none running whatever.
  • But artificially low water prices cause particular problems in developing countries.
  • In addition, the current low water levels are making it harder for the gators to feed regularly and maintain their body weights.
  • In the same sentence it was discussing low water levels.
  • For centuries, local officials had used it to keep track of low water levels.
  • Because of low water pressure for the fire department, a large swath of the theme park and studio was destroyed.
  • The department warns that the river experiences both seasonal flooding and frequent low water levels.
  • For nearly half a century he had fought that mountain stream, winter and summer, in flood and during low water.
  • He also gives us tips on setting up an irrigation plan for a low water-use garden.
British Dictionary definitions for low water

low water

noun
1.
another name for low tide (sense 1)
2.
the state of any stretch of water at its lowest level
3.
a situation of difficulty or point of least success, excellence, etc
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