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gray water

noun
1.
dirty water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, washing machines, and the like, that can be recycled, as for use in flushing toilets.
Origin of gray water
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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Contemporary definitions for graywater
noun
noun

waste water from bathroom, kitchen, and laundry activities, esp. as it may be recycled for toilet and outside water uses; also written graywater

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graywater
  (grā'wô'tər)   
Wastewater from baths, bathroom sinks, and washing machines that does not contain body or food wastes. Graywater can be recycled especially for use in gardening or for flushing toilets. Compare blackwater.
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