bound water

noun

Definition of bound water

: water that is an essential component of various materials (such as animal and plant cells or soils) from which it cannot be removed without changing their structure or composition and distinguishable from free water in such ways as by its inability to dissolve sugar or to form ice crystals

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“Bound water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bound%20water. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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