floating

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floating without power or guidance adrift
floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas Aldrovanda vesiculosa , waterwheel plant
prolific South American aquatic weed having grasslike leaves and short spikes of white flowers; clogs waterways with dense floating masses alligator grass , alligator weed , Alternanthera philoxeroides
waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume ambergris
anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling of lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months anxiety reaction , GAD , generalized anxiety disorder
plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth aquatic plant , hydrophyte , hydrophytic plant , water plant
one of four subclasses or superorder of Monocotyledones; comprises about 6400 species in 5 families of trees and shrubs and terrestrial herbs and a few free-floating aquatics including: Palmae; Araceae; Pandanaceae and Lemnaceae Arecidae , subclass Arecidae
floating or living on water's surface asea , emersal
small free-floating aquatic fern from the eastern United States to tropical America; naturalized in western and southern Europe Azolla caroliniana , Carolina pond fern , floating fern , mosquito fern
floating ball that controls level in a water tank ball cock , ballcock
palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus) ballottement
floating body of ice berg , floe
large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier berg , iceberg
barrier of floating logs boom
logs, floating barrier of boom
aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow-moving streams; suitable for aquariums Brasenia schreberi , water-shield , water-target
common aquatic plant of eastern North America having floating and submerged leaves and white yellow-spotted flowers Cabomba caroliniana , fanwort , water-shield
floating structure that closes dock or canal lock caisson , camel
(physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object center of buoyancy , center of immersion , centre of buoyancy , centre of immersion
center of gravity of a floating object center of flotation , centre of flotation
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