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

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Although Mars does not have many of the eroding processes that create dust on Earth, such as running water and migrating glaciers, the MFF is so lightly held together that it can be broken down by the light Martian breeze. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Nearly All the Dust on Mars Comes From One Rock Formation," 26 July 2018 Refugees initially refused to leave, choosing to live in squalid conditions, without running water and adequate shelter. Tyler Dikun, Fox News, "Australia considering fast-track visa program for white South African farmers," 14 Mar. 2018 Return each piece to the strainer and rinse under running water and dry with a soft cloth. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Every Type of Jewelry," 9 Mar. 2018 The area is poor and remote and many places lack basic infrastructure like running water and electricity. Anita Chabria, sacbee, "A revolutionary heads home. Can a politician, a comedian and a movie star help keep him safe?," 21 Jan. 2018 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

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of running water was in 1856

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English Language Learners Definition of running water

: water that comes into a building through pipes

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