drinking water

noun

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

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“Drinking water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20water. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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