rainwater

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noun rain·wa·ter \-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of rainwater

  1. :  water fallen as rain that has not collected soluble matter from the soil and is therefore soft

Examples of rainwater in a Sentence

  1. a bucket filled with rainwater

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First Known Use of rainwater

before 12th century


Rainwater

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biographical name Rain·wa·ter \ˈrān-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of Rainwater

  1. L(eo) James 1917–1986 American physicist


RAINWATER Defined for English Language Learners

rainwater

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Definition of rainwater for English Language Learners

  • : water that falls as rain


RAINWATER Defined for Kids

rainwater

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noun rain·wa·ter \ˈrān-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of rainwater for Students

  1. :  water from rain



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