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buoyant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buoyant  \Buoy"ant\,  a.  [From  {Buoy},  v.  t.  &  i.] 
  1.  Having  the  quality  of  rising  or  floating  in  a  fluid; 
  tending  to  rise  or  float;  as  iron  is  buoyant  in  mercury. 
  ``Buoyant  on  the  flood.''  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Bearing  up  as  a  fluid;  sustaining  another  body  by  being 
  specifically  heavier. 
 
  The  water  under  me  was  buoyant.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Light-hearted;  vivacious;  cheerful;  as  a  buoyant 
  disposition;  buoyant  spirits.  --  {Buoy"ant*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buoyant 
  adj  1:  tending  to  float  on  a  liquid  or  rise  in  air  or  gas;  "buoyant 
  balloons";  "buoyant  balsawood  boats";  "a  floaty  scarf" 
  [syn:  {floaty}] 
  2:  characterized  by  liveliness  and  light-heartedness;  "buoyant 
  spirits";  "his  quick  wit  and  chirpy  humor";  "looking 
  bright  and  well  and  chirpy";  "a  perky  little  widow  in  her 
  70s"  [syn:  {chirpy},  {perky}] 




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