tap water


Definition of tap water

: water as it comes from a tap (as in a home)

Examples of tap water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constructed with a gravity-fed filter, the bottle filters up to 640 refills of tap water and 160 refills of untreated water. Kayla Hui, Health.com, 6 Jan. 2022 The well, which is connected to the Navy's water system, has been closed since Sunday while officials investigated reports of tap water smelling like fuel. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 3 Dec. 2021 A single gallon of tap water costs the Carlsbad resident about one cent, Quiram said. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2021 Families began complaining of noxious odors in their tap water eight days later. Alex Horton And Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2021 On November 28, the Navy shut off its water system after families said their tap water smelled like fuel. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 22 Dec. 2021 Many residents exposed to lead in their tap water developed illnesses like Legionnaires’ disease, miscarriages, behavioral problems in children and male infertility. NBC News, 9 Dec. 2021 Military housing residents reported a fuel-like odor coming from their tap water, ABC Honolulu affiliate KITV reported. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 8 Dec. 2021 Nearly 1,000 military households have complained about their tap water smelling like fuel or of physical ailments like stomach cramps and vomiting. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of tap water

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tap water was in 1881

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11 Jan 2022

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“Tap water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tap%20water. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of tap water

: water that comes through pipes from the public water system


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