running water


Definition of running water 

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

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a cabin with hot and cold running water

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On Thursday, everyone began adjusting to life without power or running water. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "‘You Just Realize It’s All Gone’: Hurricane Michael’s Heavy Toll," 12 Oct. 2018 Seven out of 10 people on earth can count on running water to be available in their homes. Lexie Schapitl, Vox, "By 2040, most of the world won’t have enough water to meet demand year-round," 12 Sep. 2018 But the club’s training facilities lacked locker rooms or even running water, the Equalizer reported. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Dem governor flees to $7M Italian vacation home as political, personal problems mount," 1 Aug. 2018 If slicing onions makes your eyes water, here’s a tip: Cut them (safely) under running water or near a vent., "6 Health Benefits of Onions," 22 June 2018 Then, using a dish brush or even an old toothbrush, scrub the spiralizer parts while they're submerged in water before rinsing well with hot, running water. Jolie Kerr, SELF, "How to Clean an Instant Pot, Spiralizer, and Other Tricky Kitchen Tools," 24 Apr. 2018 There's a propane range and an outdoor barbecue ring but no fridge or running water, so bring a cooler, ice and ample drinking water, especially during summer. Molly Beucher,, "Experience a weekend escape at a campsite in the sky in Sequoia National Forest," 19 Apr. 2018 Flat Brook is beautiful with its clear-running waters tumbling through a deep ravine filled with evergreens. Peter Marteka,, "Peter Marteka: Falling For Flat Brook Falls And The Shenipsit Trail," 11 Mar. 2018 The blocky, low-slung structure lacks not just space but also running water for the roughly 1,400 children who show up for the two daily sessions from late June through early August to learn ocean safety. Hillary Davis,, "Newport Junior Lifeguards focus on funding a new $3.25-million headquarters to replace beach trailer," 6 Apr. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of running water

: water that comes into a building through pipes

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