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rainwater

[ reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun
water fallen as rain.
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Origin of rainwater

before 1000; Middle English rein water,Old English regn-wæter;see rain, water

Other definitions for rainwater (2 of 2)

Rainwater
[ reyn-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /

noun
(Leo) James, 1917–86, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1975.
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British Dictionary definitions for rainwater

rainwater
/ (ˈreɪnˌwɔːtə) /

noun
water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc)
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