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mineral water

noun
1.
water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, especially such water considered healthful to drink.
2.
mineral waters, British.
  1. carbonated water; soda water.
  2. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop.
Origin of mineral water
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65
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Examples from the Web for mineral water
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  • He was eating little, and drank only mineral water from a stone bottle.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • "Chablis of the best, and ice, and mineral water," Wrayson ordered.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Till now the whisky had been much diluted with mineral water.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • More than once I lathered my face with mineral water out of a bottle.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • An early homesteader bottled and sold the mineral water of the spring.

    North Dakota Various
  • They give us, as a nation, a valuable present in mineral water.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
British Dictionary definitions for mineral water

mineral water

noun
1.
water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, usually having medicinal properties
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mineral water in Medicine

mineral water n.
Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases, and is often used therapeutically.

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