Examples of rainwater in a Sentence
a bucket filled with rainwater
Recent Examples of rainwater from the Web
Development has overwhelmed the city’s World War II–era reservoir system of flood control and consumed the wetlands that absorb excess rainwater.
If the forecast holds for Houston, rainwater would be running down streams and rivers while ocean water is surging up to meet it.
Once the lava hardened, rainwater dissolved carbon dioxide that the volcanoes had pumped into the atmosphere, washing it back into the ground.
Mosquitoes lay eggs in the rainwater that pools where the waxy leaves converge.
Robertson attributed the flooding to the confluence of water surging into Lake Pontchartrain from Cindy and rainwater pumped out of New Orleans and Metairie through the 17th Street Canal.
Like Bermuda's corrugated limestone rooftops—built by the earliest inhabitants to collect rainwater when faced with a dearth of fresh water sources—these circular gateways, called moongates, have become synonymous with Bermudian architecture.
Kudos to the company who is now placing finishing touches on the bridge that will hopefully direct rainwater faster than before with the larger pipes install under the bridge.
The cap will be largely impermeable and contoured so that rainwater runs off into clean ground around the site’s perimeter, and doesn’t pond or penetrate into the waste material beneath.
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First Known Use of rainwater
before 12th century
Definition of Rainwater
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Definition of rainwater for English Language Learners
: water that falls as rain
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