polywater

[ pol-ee-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /

noun Chemistry.

a subtance mistakenly identified as a polymeric form of water, now known to be water containing ions from glass or quartz.

Nearby words

  1. polyvinyl resin,
  2. polyvinylidene,
  3. polyvinylidene chloride,
  4. polyvinylpyrrolidone,
  5. polyvoltine,
  6. polyxena,
  7. polyzoa,
  8. polyzoan,
  9. polyzoarium,
  10. polyzoic

Origin of polywater

First recorded in 1965–70; poly(meric) + water

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