running water


Definition of running water

: water distributed through pipes and fixtures a cabin with hot and cold running water

Examples of running water in a Sentence

a cabin with hot and cold running water
Recent Examples on the Web After 24 hours, remove salmon fillets from salt and rinse well under cold running water. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2022 Hold mold under warm running water for 30 seconds to thaw slightly. Chicago Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 Wash melons under cool running water, ideally scrubbing with a clean vegetable brush. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022 Start by flushing the blood stain with cold running water. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2022 Put the sliced onion in a colander in the sink and pour some boiling water over it, then briefly refresh under cold running water and drain well. Alysha Witwicki, Journal Sentinel, 28 June 2022 Discard milk and rinse sweetbreads under cold running water. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 16 June 2022 If the stain is super fresh, place it under cold running water to flush out as much of the blood as possible. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2022 Jackson residents have faced a water crisis since then that included no running water because of problems at the city’s main facility, the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, following flooding of the Pearl River. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of running water

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of running water was in 1856

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Last Updated

2 Oct 2022

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“Running water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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