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Definition of buoyant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of prices, business activity, etc.) tending to increase or stay at a high level, usually showing financial success a buoyant economy/market buoyant sales/prices a buoyant demand for homes
  2. 2cheerful and feeling sure that things will be successful They were all in buoyant mood.
  3. 3floating, able to float, or able to keep things floating The boat bobbed like a cork on the waves: light and buoyant. Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.
noun [uncountable] the buoyancy of the stock market a mood of buoyancy a buoyancy aid (= something to help you float)
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