polywater

noun poly·wa·ter \ ˈpä-lē-ˌwȯ-tər , -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

Origin and Etymology of polywater

polymeric water


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