light water

  1. ordinary water, as opposed to heavy water; water containing the normal proportion of deuterium oxide.

Origin of light water

First recorded in 1930–35

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How to use light water in a sentence

  • He carried a light water-proof coat, an umbrella, and a large brown japanned deed-box, which last he placed under the seat.

  • When the pumping is finished one of these light water wheels is easily carried home on a man's shoulders.

    The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
  • A light water-proof case fitted to the back, in which the foot-soldier carries his necessaries on a march.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
  • It is somewhere, then, between her light-water load-line and her bilge.

    The Sea Lions | James Fenimore Cooper
  • The dawn appeared slowly, softly grey in hue, and spreading a light water-colour tint over everything.

British Dictionary definitions for light water

light water

  1. a name for water (H 2 O), as distinct from heavy water

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Scientific definitions for light water

light water

  1. Ordinary water, H2O. Compare heavy water.

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