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[swom-pee] /ˈswɒm pi/
adjective, swampier, swampiest.
of the nature of, resembling, or abounding in swamps.
found in swamps.
Origin of swampy
1640-50; swamp + -y1
Related forms
swampiness, noun
unswampy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bottom land here was swampy and bad for the operations of troops, making a good place to get an enemy into.
  • For centuries the region supported savannahs full of wildlife, lush acacia forests, and areas so swampy they were uninhabitable.
  • They expanded an island in the swampy lake and connected it to the mainland through roads.
  • The catfish has successfully adapted to life in swampy patches of forest terrain, the researchers say.
  • That's because the animals usually prefer swampy, diverse forests with lots of fruit trees.
  • Alive with froggy facts, this book has the coolest photos to bring kids deep into the swampy world of our amphibian amigos.
  • Here are some facts you should know about the swampy beasts before encountering them yourself.
  • Spots with lots of sun through the day, away from swampy backwoods, and facing cross breezes.
  • The low, swampy land where fresh and salt water met and the tides caused streams to rise and fall was a prime rice growing area.
  • Joe works at an arduous job in squalid conditions in a swampy warehouse.

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