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or feed wa·ter

[feed-waw-ter, -wot-er]
  1. water to be supplied to a boiler from a tank or condenser for conversion into steam.
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Origin of feedwater

First recorded in 1860–65; feed + water
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Historical Examples of feedwater

  • The temperature of the feedwater was 47 degrees; it should, in our opinion, have been heated, but we waive this point.

    Scientific American, Vol.22, No. 1, January 1, 1870


British Dictionary definitions for feedwater


  1. water, previously purified to prevent scale deposit or corrosion, that is fed to boilers for steam generation
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