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Definition of salt water noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

salt water

 noun
noun
 
[uncountable]
 
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ocean water; water containing salt
NAmE//ˈsɔltˌwɔt̮ər//
 
, NAmE//ˈsɔltˌwɑt̮ər//
 
adjective [only before noun] saltwater fish compare freshwater
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: salt water