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Topic: NAVY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: marinus, from mare 'sea'

marine

adjective
     
ma‧rine [only before noun]
1HEO relating to the sea and the creatures that live there:
the enormous variety of marine life
the effects of oil pollution on marine mammals
marine biology
2PMN relating to ships or the navy [= maritime]
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