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water wave

noun
1.
a wave on the surface of a body of water.
2.
a wave combed or pressed into wet hair and then dried.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60

water-wave

[waw-ter-weyv, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌweɪv, ˈwɒt ər-/
verb (used with object), water-waved, water-waving.
1.
to set (hair) in a water wave.
Origin
1880-85, Americanism
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  • In a water wave, energy is transported without the transport of water.
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