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synonyms for brackish

  • briny
  • saline
  • salted
  • saltish
  • salty
  • slightly salty
See also synonyms for: brackishness
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The biologically-diverse, brackish ecosystems are idyllic for birdwatching, kayaking, and fishing—a secret discovery zone set just off from the beaches.
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In particular, as blue power plants mix fresh and salty water, they discharge something in between called brackish water.
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Its mix of fresh, brackish and salt water — together with mostly moderate winds and temperatures — makes it a magnet for sailors and fishermen.
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With their luxuriant canopies and pillar-like roots extending deep into brackish water, mangroves provide shelter for small fish and help clean coasts.
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All the ancient, fishy lamprey larvae were found in saltwater environments, Miyashita says, from brackish lakes to lagoons to offshore river deltas.
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I am bored to death, to extinction; my thoughts are the colour of that water which flows over yonder, brackish and heavy.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
This animal is fond of brackish water, therefore he most commonly inhabits those rivers which border on the sea.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Captain Stirling examined them both: the former to its source, the latter beyond the point where the water ceased to be brackish.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, ISSUE 368, MAY 2, 1829VARIOUS
They were marooned on a desert island with practically nothing to eat and nothing but brackish swamp water to drink.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Often the only water they had to drink was supplied by "brackish" ponds, whose surface was covered with greenish slime.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAYA. R. WHITE
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WORDS RELATED TO BRACKISH

  • abhorrent
  • brackish
  • detestable
  • distasteful
  • ill
  • loathsome
  • nauseated
  • nauseating
  • offensive
  • queasy
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • revolting
  • rocky
  • seasick
  • sick
  • sick as dog
  • sickening
  • squeamish
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