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British Dictionary definitions for drinking water

drinking water

noun
  1. water reserved or suitable for drinking
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Examples from the Web for drinking water

Historical Examples

  • The drinking-water must be boiled, and inevitably we drink it lukewarm.

    Trapped in 'Black Russia'

    Ruth Pierce

  • Sheep that do not have access to drinking-water and salt gnaw the trees.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • Just one more reference to the drinking-water of that period.

  • There must be a large one to hold the "poi," and a smaller one for drinking-water.

    Our Little Hawaiian Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • Drinking-water costs him two rin, while two rin per day pays for the priest.

    Japan

    Dorothy Menpes