Adjective "waterborne" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Conveyed by, travelling on, or involving travel or transport on water.
  1. 'They are both capable of the effective launch, control and recovery of vehicles for extended periods, however the strategy for launch and recovery for waterborne craft and for aircraft are different in the two designs.'
  2. 'Once waterborne it can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour, according to Gibbs Technologies, the British firm that designed it.'
  3. 'And for its part, the Navy has beefed up its own waterborne security patrols and erected large rubber barriers around piers to prevent the sort of attack suffered by the USS Cole in Yemen.'
  4. 'The Executive has earmarked £16.4m for freight grants in 2004-05, covering freight facilities, railway track access and the forthcoming waterborne freight grant scheme.'
  5. 'A chain could be hung across the river between Davy Tower to the now-gone Hyngbrig Tower to protect the city from waterborne invasion.'
  6. 'After the tragedy 150 lifejackets were supplied to Greater Manchester fire crews to help them during waterborne rescues and buoyancy aids were supplied to each of the 67 pumps in the brigade.'
  7. 'The waterborne nature of Station Washington's missions is ideally suited to work in tandem with many federal and local agencies, said White.'
  8. 'In 1373 its advantageous location for waterborne trade between the Midlands and the continent led to its selection as one of the official staple ports through which foreign commerce had to be channelled.'
  9. 'Festivals almost always feature waterborne activities, ranging from athletic events like blindfolded canoe races to rituals that include offerings to water spirits.'
  10. 'And not content with conquering dry land, the festival will also be waterborne, with boat trips and river-related theatre.'
  11. 'cholera and other waterborne diseases'
  12. 'Cryptosporidium, a waterborne parasite that thrives in animals and is transferred through animal waste, has been found in rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and in other types of surface water.'
  13. 'Californians face waterborne illnesses lurking in the surf from urban runoff, and towns have lost their drinking water due to contamination.'
  14. 'Improved water testing capacity has been introduced to check for cholera and other waterborne diseases.'
  15. 'Thousands of survivors are searching for shelter, trying to protect themselves from water-borne illnesses.'
  16. 'Snow's deduction that cholera was a waterborne disease that could be spread from person to person was remarkable in that it ran counter to this theory and predated the discovery of microbes by 30 years.'
  17. 'Protecting patients from acquiring a waterborne infection is key to decreasing the potential for infection.'
  18. 'According to one official, 20 people have already died of water-borne diseases.'
  19. 'Engineers believe the new technology will cut the risk of an outbreak of waterborne bacteria such as cryptosporidium.'
  20. 'Bottled water is another of the modern paradoxes of health - a product born out of our success at reducing waterborne disease.'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"vessels can be waterborne in/at/on ways."

"vessels can be waterborne as whereins."

"diseases can be waterborne."

"supplies can be waterborne."

"routes can be waterborne."

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