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tributary

trib·u·tar·y

tributary

 
pronunciation:
trIb y teI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tributaries
definition: a river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream, or into a lake.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: flowing into a larger body of water.
definition 2: contributing to anything more important.
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  river, water
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