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Synonyms for amphibious

relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia


operating or living on land and in water

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In the discursive economy of English torture the body functioned amphibiously, giving truth a basis in material reality that made it susceptible to discovery, while, in the intense subjectivity of its pain, making truth inaccessible to all but the sufferer" (Ibid.
Navy's emphasis on improving its surge capabilities, landing troops amphibiously, and supporting them indefinitely from the sea proved critical to sustaining the relief effort across the region and in saving lives.
For this creature, thought to have died out with the dinosaurs, was one of those prehistoric fish, which, inching out of the sea upon four stumpy, fin-fashioned legs, and tentatively gulping in air, amphibiously conquered dry land -- to evolve over the aeons into reptiles, birds, mammals and, ultimately, man.
Marine Truncatella live amphibiously in and under mats of cast-up vegetation at the top of the intertidal zone on tropical and semitropical coasts throughout the world.
Doyle was a distinguished veteran amphibious officer, arguably the most amphibiously experienced serving senior officer.