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Definition of "meltwater" [meltwater]

  • Water that comes from melting snow or ice. (noun)

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 "meltwater" in a sentence
  • "The danger is that cold, fresh meltwater from the Arctic and/or Greenland will block the return path."
  • "Local lake filled with icy cold meltwater from the surrounding mountains."
  • "This operation will be centered on what Stamp calls a "mother ship," where the meltwater is to be filtered and bottled."