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seabed Tweet Definition of seabed Like Definition of seabed on Facebook
noun
  1. The floor or bottom of the sea or ocean
seafloor Tweet Definition of seafloor Like Definition of seafloor on Facebook
noun
  1. The bottom of a sea or ocean; often covered with sediment.
sludge Tweet Definition of sludge Like Definition of sludge on Facebook
noun
  1. unpleasant viscous oozy sewage ejection
stratum Tweet Definition of stratum Like Definition of stratum on Facebook
noun (strat, a)
  1. One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another
  2. (geology) A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout
  3. Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers
  4. (biology) A layer of tissue
  5. A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status
surge Tweet Definition of surge Like Definition of surge on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
  2. A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.
He felt a of excitement.
  1. A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.
A power
verb (surg, es)
  1. (intransitive) To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.
Toaster sales surged last year.
  1. (context, transitive, nautical) To slack off a line.
swell Tweet Definition of swell Like Definition of swell on Facebook
noun
  1. A long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased.
  2. (music) A gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo.
  3. (music) A device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ.
  4. (music) A division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division.
verb (swells, swelling, swelled, swollen or swelled)
  1. (intransitive) To become bigger, especially due to being engorged.
adjective (i, nonstandard)
  1. (informal) excellent, Excellent.

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