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raw water

[ raw-waw-ter, wot-er ]
/ ˈrɔ ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər /
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noun
untreated, unfiltered water from the ground, lakes, rivers, etc.: raw water collected from springs has been bottled and marketed as the most natural, healthy drinking water, but there is concern among water testers and health officials over the potential presence of dangerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
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Origin of raw water

First recorded in 2000–05

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