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 water water

noun

  • () binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent  ( H2O, water )
    binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
  • () the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)  ( body of water, water )
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
     they invaded our territorial waters
    they invaded our territorial waters
     they were sitting by the water's edge
    they were sitting by the water's edge
  • () a facility that provides a source of water  ( water supply, water system, water )
    a facility that provides a source of water
     the town debated the purification of the water supply
    the town debated the purification of the water supply
     first you have to cut off the water
    first you have to cut off the water
  • () once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)  ( water )
    once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants  ( water )
    a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
     he asked for a drink of water
    he asked for a drink of water
  • liquid excretory product  ( pee, piddle, piss, water, weewee, urine )
    liquid excretory product
     there was blood in his urine
    there was blood in his urine
     the child had to make water
    the child had to make water
  • verb

  • () supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams  ( irrigate, water )
    supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
     Water the fields
    Water the fields
  • () secrete or form water, as tears or saliva  ( water )
    secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
     My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner
    My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner
     His eyes watered
    His eyes watered
  • () provide with water  ( water )
    provide with water
     We watered the buffalo
    We watered the buffalo
  • fill with tears  ( water )
    fill with tears
     His eyes were watering
    His eyes were watering