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Freshwater

Similar term(s): fresh water, fresh-water.

Definition:

Water that is not salty, for instance water found in lakes, streams, and rivers, but not the ocean. Also used to refer to things living in or related to freshwater (e.g., "freshwater fish").

Source: GreenFacts

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Freshwater is water that contains only minimal quantities of dissolved salts, thus distinguishing it from sea water or brackish water.

All freshwater ultimately comes from precipitation of atmospheric water vapor, reaching inland lakes, rivers, and groundwater bodies directly, or after melting of snow or ice.

Source: GreenFacts

Translation(s):

Español: Agua dulce
Français: Eau douce
Nederlands: Zoetwater

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