drinking water

noun

Definition of drinking water

  1. :  water that is clean enough for people to drink Pollution is seeping into our drinking water.

Word by Word Definitions

drinkplay drinking
  1. :  swallow, imbibe

    :  to take in or suck up :  absorb

    :  to join in a toast (see 1toast 2) to

  1. :  a liquid suitable for swallowing

    :  alcoholic beverages

    :  a draft (see 1draft 2b) or portion of liquid

waterplay
  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 when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

    :  a particular quantity or body of water: such as

    :  the water occupying or flowing in a particular bed

  1. :  to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water

    :  to supply with water for drink

    :  to supply water to


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