drinking water


noun
  1. water reserved or suitable for drinking

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How to use drinking water in a sentence

  • Is it war, I ask you, to seek to poison the drinking water of an enemy, to send stalking into their midst some loathsome disease?

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They got their drinking water from a spring near by; there was a tiny stream beside the tent which provided their washing-water.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • It was not unusual, for instance, to see dead bodies washed before burial in the conduit of drinking water!

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • The method shown in the sketch is used by me in cold weather to keep the drinking water for the poultry from freezing.

  • Then the horses and mules were watered, and stirred up the mud with their feet; and then we sent for drinking water.

    The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young