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mineral water

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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

First recorded in 1555–65
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Examples from the Web for mineral water

Historical Examples

  • In the case of glass it is usually a mineral-water bottle which bursts.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various

  • Now it has two, and not flourishing in these tea- and mineral-water drinking days.

    A Shepherd's Life

    W. H. Hudson

  • The latter was somewhat marred for us by the discovery that the mineral-water opener had been forgotten.

    Diplomatic Days

    Edith O'Shaughnessy

  • An excellent white sulphur water is procured from artesian wells about 800 ft. deep, and there is a mineral-water bath house.

  • There is, however, evidence enough around the springs to show that the mineral-water is precipitated with great rapidity.


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