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waterworn

[waw-ter-wawrn, -wohrn, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
worn by the action of water; smoothed by the force or movement of water.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; water + worn
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Examples from the web for waterworn
  • Nine-tenths of the formation consists of waterworn pebbles intermixed with gravel and conglomerate.
  • Although usually angular, the larger fragments may be waterworn.
  • Smooth, waterworn slabs of rock served as steppingstones over rough places.
  • The large boulder is not waterworn, and there is slight probability that it was carried to its present position by a glacier.
British Dictionary definitions for waterworn

waterworn

/ˈwɔːtəˌwɔːn/
adjective
1.
worn smooth by the action or passage of water
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