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black water

noun
  1. wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes.
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Compare gray water.
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Examples from the Web for black water

Historical Examples of black water

  • At dawn he came to tell her that Parr had the black-water fever.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • Malarial and black-water fever are prevalent in Dar-es-Salaam.

  • "We've got black-water fever on board now, Brasse," he said in a weary voice.

    The White Blackbird

    Hudson Douglas

  • It quickly became pernicious, and developed into black-water fever.

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • "And this time it will get me: just one or two little chills," he reflected, thinking of black-water fever.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman


British Dictionary definitions for black water

black water

noun
  1. household waste water that cannot be reused without purificationCompare grey water
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