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limnetic

[lim-net-ik] /lɪmˈnɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek limnḗt(ēs) marsh-dwelling (límn(ē) pool, marsh + -ētēs extended form of -tēs agent suffix, from v. stems ending in -ē-) + -ic
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Examples from the web for limnetic
  • Behind the snout our limnetic wolf is getting thirsty.
  • However, the majority of time is spent in the limnetic zone.
  • limnetic: of or having to do with deep open waters of lakes or ponds.
British Dictionary definitions for limnetic

limnetic

/lɪmˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or inhabiting the open water of lakes down to the depth of light penetration: the limnetic zone
Word Origin
C20: from Greek limnē pool
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