blackwater

[blak-waw-ter, -wot-er]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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.
  2. blackwater fever.

Origin of blackwater

First recorded in 1790–1800; black + water
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blackwater

[blăkwô′tər]
  1. Wastewater containing bodily or other biological wastes, as from toilets, dishwashers, or kitchen drains. Compare graywater.
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