mineral water


water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, especially such water considered healthful to drink.
mineral waters, British.
  1. carbonated water; soda water.
  2. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop.

Origin of mineral water

First recorded in 1555–65
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Examples from the Web for mineral water

  • There is, however, evidence enough around the springs to show that the mineral-water is precipitated with great rapidity.

  • Now it has two, and not flourishing in these tea- and mineral-water drinking days.

    A Shepherd's Life|W. H. Hudson
  • The latter was somewhat marred for us by the discovery that the mineral-water opener had been forgotten.

    Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • In the case of glass it is usually a mineral-water bottle which bursts.

British Dictionary definitions for mineral water

mineral water


water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, usually having medicinal properties
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Medical definitions for mineral water

mineral water


Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases, and is often used therapeutically.
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