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[deep-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdipˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
having, requiring, or operating in deep, water:
deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil.
Origin of deepwater
1785-95; deep + water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With no deepwater port, this was a backwater economy.
  • When it comes to hauling up the bounty, sophisticated deepwater excavator bots are still expensive to purchase outright.
  • The cost of deepwater drilling is close to twice that in shallow water.
  • deepwater cages offer cleaner, more freely circulating ocean water and natural food, which can yield tastier fish.
  • But there is no agreement on how to fund it, or where to get the technical expertise for deepwater drilling from.
  • Ground-fishing, sardine-processing and a busy deepwater port have all had their day.
  • Most of the bits and pieces required can be borrowed from other areas of engineering, such as deepwater oil drilling.
  • deepwater drilling is the future for the oil industry, so this accident was going to happen sooner or later.

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