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Underwater vs. Undersea

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Underwateradjective

(not comparable) Beneath the surface of the water; of or pertaining to the region beneath the water surface.

‘Watch out for underwater obstacles.’; ‘He was a pioneer in underwater exploration.’;

Underseaadjective

Existing, relating to, or made for use beneath the sea.

Underwateradjective

(nautical) Beneath the water line of a vessel.

‘When the ship was brought into dry dock, it was found that she had underwater damage.’;

Underseaadjective

beneath the surface of the sea

Underwateradjective

(figuratively) In difficulty, especially financially.

Underwateradjective

(finance) Having negative equity; owing more on an asset than its market value.

‘We've been underwater on our mortgage ever since the housing crash.’;

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Underwateradjective

(finance) Of an option, having a strike price higher (call options) or lower (put options) than the current market price of the underlying asset or financial product; for example, an option to buy shares at $20 when the current market price is $15.

Underwateradverb

So as to go beneath the surface of the water.

‘Can you swim underwater?’;

Underwaternoun

(fishing) A type of lure which lies beneath the water surface.

Underwaterverb

To water or irrigate insufficiently.

‘Care must be taken not to underwater houseplants in the summer.’;

Underwateradjective

beneath the surface of the water;

‘submerged rocks’;

Underwateradjective

growing or remaining under water;

‘viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat’; ‘submerged leaves’;

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