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Definition of "estuarine" [es•tu•a•rine]

  • Of, relating to, or found in an estuary. (adjective)
  • Geology Formed or deposited in an estuary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "estuarine" in a sentence
  • "It is supposed further that these organic participants were originally localized during sedimentation in so-called estuarine channels and shore-line embayments."
  • "Despite being poor swimmers, researchers have discovered that the saltwater crocodile (also known as estuarine) commonly travels long distances over open oceans by riding ocean currents."
  • "This act provides for regulations of the estuarine lands between the land and ocean."