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coastal

[kohs-tl] /ˈkoʊs tl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast:
The coastal regions are inundated at high tide.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; coast + -al1
Related forms
coastally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for coastally

coastal

adj.

1883, from coast (n.) + -al (1). The proper Latin form costal is used only of ribs.

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