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vichy water

or Vichy water

  1. a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy, containing sodium bicarbonate, other alkaline salts, etc., used in the treatment of digestive disturbances, gout, etc.
  2. a water of similar composition, either natural or artificial.
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Origin of vichy water

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called vichy, Vichy.
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British Dictionary definitions for vichy water

vichy water

  1. (sometimes capital) a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy in France, reputed to be beneficial to the health
  2. any sparkling mineral water resembling this
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Often shortened to: vichy
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