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waterborne

[waw-ter-bawrn, -bohrn, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
floating or moving on water; supported by water:
The ship was waterborne ten months after the keel was laid.
2.
transported by ship or boat:
waterborne commerce.
3.
communicated by water, especially drinking water:
waterborne diseases.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; water + borne
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British Dictionary definitions for water-borne

waterborne

/ˈwɔːtəˌbɔːn/
adjective
1.
floating or travelling on water
2.
(of a disease, etc) transported or transmitted by water
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