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blackwater

[ blak-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈblækˌwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər /
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noun Pathology.
any of several human or animal diseases characterized by the production of dark urine as a result of the rapid breakdown of red blood cells.
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Origin of blackwater

First recorded in 1790–1800; black + water

Other definitions for blackwater (2 of 2)

black water

noun
wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes.
Compare gray water.
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British Dictionary definitions for blackwater

black water

noun
household waste water that cannot be reused without purificationCompare grey water
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Scientific definitions for blackwater

blackwater
[ blăkwô′tər ]

Wastewater containing bodily or other biological wastes, as from toilets, dishwashers, or kitchen drains. Compare graywater.
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