drinking water

drinking water
water suitable for drinking (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑beverage, ↑drink, ↑drinkable, ↑potable, ↑water

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drinking water UK US noun [uncountable]
water that is safe to drink
Thesaurus: non-alcoholic drinkshyponym general words for drinkssynonym

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noun [noncount]
: water that is clean enough for people to drink

Pollution is seeping into our drinking water.

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ˈdrinking water [drinking water] noun uncountable
water that is safe for drinking

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