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water British & World English

A colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid which forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms

low water British & World English

another term for low tide.

tap water British & World English

Water from a piped supply

by water in water British & World English

Using a ship or boat for travel or transport

by water British & World English

Using a ship or boat for travel or transport

water bag British & World English

A bag made of leather, canvas, or other material, used for carrying water

water gap British & World English

A transverse gap in a mountain ridge through which a stream or river flows

water gas British & World English

A fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke

water gun British & World English

A water pistol

water ice British & World English

A dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice or flavoured water and sugar

water rat British & World English

A large semiaquatic rat-like rodent

ice water British & World English

Water produced by the melting of ice

back water in back British & World English

Reverse the action of a boat’s oars to slow down or stop

back water British & World English

Reverse the action of a boat’s oars to slow down or stop

black water British & World English

Waste water and sewage from toilets

dead water British & World English

Still water without any current

dill water British & World English

An extract distilled from dill, used to relieve flatulence

grey water British & World English

The relatively clean waste water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances

gripe water British & World English

A solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion

open water British & World English

A stretch of water which is not enclosed by land, ice, or other barriers

light water British & World English

Water containing the normal proportion (or less) of deuterium oxide, i.e. about 0.02 per cent, especially to distinguish it from heavy water

lime water British & World English

A solution of calcium hydroxide in water, which is alkaline and turns milky in the presence of carbon dioxide

slack water British & World English

The state of the tide when it is turning, especially at low tide

rose water British & World English

Scented water made with rose petals, used as a perfume and formerly for medicinal and culinary purposes

storm water British & World English

Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow

tread water in tread British & World English

Maintain an upright position in deep water by moving the feet with a walking movement and the hands with a downward circular motion

tread water British & World English

Maintain an upright position in deep water by moving the feet with a walking movement and the hands with a downward circular motion

tonic water British & World English

A carbonated soft drink with a bitter flavour, used as a mixer with gin or other spirits (originally used as a stimulant of appetite and digestion)

make water in water British & World English

(Of a ship or boat) take in water through a leak

like water British & World English

In great quantities

make water British & World English

(Of a ship or boat) take in water through a leak

under water British & World English

Submerged; flooded

water arum British & World English

A plant of the arum family, with heart-shaped leaves, a white spathe, and a green spadix. It grows in swamps and boggy ground in north temperate regions

water-based British & World English

(Of a substance or solution) using or having water as a medium or main ingredient

water bath British & World English

A container of water heated to a given temperature, used for heating substances placed in smaller containers

water bear British & World English

A minute animal with a short plump body and four pairs of stubby legs, living in water or in the film of water on plants such as mosses

water birth British & World English

A birth in which the mother spends the final stages of labour in a birthing pool, with delivery taking place either in or out of the water

water bloom British & World English

another term for algal bloom.

water butt British & World English

A large barrel used for catching and storing rainwater

water calla British & World English

another term for bog arum.

water clock British & World English

A clock that used the flow of water to measure time

water cure British & World English

A session of treatment by hydropathy

water cycle British & World English

The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration

water deer British & World English

A small deer without antlers, the male having a pair of tusk-like canine teeth, native to China and Korea

water drum British & World English

A West African instrument played by striking a bowl or gourd floating upside down in a pail of water


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