tap water

noun

Definition of tap water 

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

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Electricity is supplied for roughly four hours a day, unemployment stands at more than 50 percent and tap water is undrinkable. Aron Heller, The Seattle Times, "Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back," 17 Oct. 2018 But eating fruits, veggies, and drinking tap water just often seems too simple. SELF, "What Even Is Alkaline Water and Is It Really Better Than Regular Water?," 6 Sep. 2018 Unemployment is over 40 percent, tap water is undrinkable and Gazans receive only a few hours of electricity a day. Washington Post, "Egypt’s president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan," 18 May 2018 The tap water is now so salty and polluted it cannot be used for cooking or washing, much less drinking, and health officials said around 35,000 people have been hospitalized for stomach illnesses in recent months. Fox News, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 The tap water is now so salty and polluted it cannot be used for cooking or washing, much less drinking, and health officials said around 35,000 people have been hospitalized for stomach illnesses in recent months. Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Seattle Times, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 And at that moment, flat, boring, New York City tap water had never seemed like a better refreshment during an early summer happy hour with my best friends. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "How Giving Up Summer Happy Hour Saved My Sanity and My Health," 19 June 2018 The fibers are so pervasive that they have been found in drinking water around the world, including in 94 percent of tap water tested in the U.S. according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Minnesota. Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution," 22 Jan. 2018 There is also the risk, however rare, of Acanthamoeba Keratitis (or AK), a type of eye infection caused by a microorganism found in some tap water and swimming pools. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Are My Contacts Going to Make Me Go Blind?," 11 July 2018

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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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tap water

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tap water

: water that comes through pipes from the public water system

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