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light water

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noun
  1. ordinary water, as opposed to heavy water; water containing the normal proportion of deuterium oxide.
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  • It is somewhere, then, between her light-water load-line and her bilge.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for light water

light water

noun
  1. a name for water (H 2 O), as distinct from heavy water
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light water in Science

light water

  1. Ordinary water, H2O. Compare heavy water.
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