polywater

noun
poly·​wa·​ter | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce polywater (audio) , -ˌwä-\

Definition of polywater

: a hypothetical form of water in which the molecules are linked into polymerlike chains The pseudo-discovery of polywater is another example of a well-publicized event gone sour. … The revolutionary substance was eventually found to be water contaminated by all sorts of impurities, including probably the sweat and elbow grease of the hard-working scientists, and it was these contaminants that accounted for its unusual properties.— Roger G. Newton

First Known Use of polywater

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polywater

polymeric water

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