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underwateradjective, adverb

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈwɔː.tər/  us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/
B2 under the ​surface of the ​water, ​especially under the ​surface of the ​sea: an underwater ​camera (= a ​camera that you can use underwater) Some ​species of ​turtle can ​remain underwater for 24 ​hours.
(Definition of underwater from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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underwateradjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈwɔt̬·ər, -ˈwɑt̬-/
under the ​surface of ​water, esp. under the ​surface of the ​sea: an underwater ​camera Some ​ducks can ​stay underwater for ​nearly two ​minutes.
(Definition of underwater from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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