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water

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noun wa·ter \ˈwȯt-ər, ˈwät-\

Medical Definition of water

  1. 1:  the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0°C (32°F) and boils at 100°C (212°F), has a maximum density at 4°C (39°F) and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

  2. 2:  liquid containing or resembling water: asa (1):  a pharmaceutical or cosmetic preparation made with water (2):  a watery solution of a gaseous or readily volatile substance—see ammonia waterb:  a watery fluid (as tears or urine) formed or circulating in a living bodyc:  amniotic fluid—often used in plural; also :  bag of waters




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water

intransitive verb wa·ter

Medical Definition of water

  1. :  to form or secrete water or watery matter (as tears or saliva)





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