water, obtained directly from a faucet or tap, that has not been purified, distilled, or otherwise treated.
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How to use tap water in a sentence
To make sure you get rid of any leftover bleach, take the mask out of the solution and rinse it under the tap water for 10 to 15 seconds—any temperature.
With moderate heat, enzyme-laced films of the plastic disintegrated in standard compost or plain tap water within days to weeks, Ting Xu and her colleagues report April 21 in Nature.A new technique could make some plastic trash compostable at home | Carmen Drahl | April 21, 2021 | Science News
Using very hot tap water, rinse the grains 3 or 4 times, or until the water runs almost clear.Fragrant saffron and sweet onions make this Persian-style chicken and rice a feast for the senses | Daniela Galarza | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The cold eggs will cool the water right away, so drain the bowl and refill it with more warm tap water.
In 2010, Webster and other residents there began receiving warnings about carcinogenic byproducts in their tap water, created when the city used chlorine to disinfect muddy water.Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price. | by Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive | January 1, 2021 | ProPublica
It should be noted that LA tap water, rather than NYC's famed brand, was chosen for the test.
Is filtered water that much cleaner and safer than tap water?
Soon after, government officials told residents of Charleston, West Virginia, and surrounding areas to stop using tap water.West Virginia Is Just The Beginning For Chemical Spill Disasters | Sally Kohn | January 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She accidentally gulped a mouthful of questionable tap water while brushing her teeth.Mothers of Invention FreshPaper: Keeping it Fresh, From Farm to Fork | | February 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Officials continue to monitor food and tap water and embargo food products from the area.Chernobyl’s Lessons for Fukushima on Earthquake’s First Anniversary | Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova | March 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some workers prefer to use tap water, others employ normal saline solution, but distilled water gives the best emulsion.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Stain briefly with Ehrlich's hæmatoxylin (until nuclei are faint blue after washing with tap water).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The glasses are filled to the neck with rain or even tap water, a few lumps of charcoal being dropped into them.
In the first experiments tap water was used and no precautions were taken for excluding air.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Thus, a shallow tin vessel, such as the lid of a biscuit box, may be levelled and filled with tap-water through a rubber hose.
British Dictionary definitions for tap water
water drawn off through taps from pipes in a house, as distinguished from distilled water, mineral water, etc
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