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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
water (noun)
1.
a) the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen HO which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent - 2
b) a natural mineral water - usually used in plural
2.
a particular quantity or body of water as
a) (1) the water occupying or flowing in a particular bed
(2) chiefly British - lake pond
b) a quantity or depth of water adequate for some purpose (as navigation)
c)
(1) a band of seawater abutting on the land of a particular sovereignty and under the control of that sovereignty
(2) the sea of a particular part of the earth
d) - water supply threatened to turn off the water
3.
travel or transportation on water - we went by water
4.
the level of water at a particular state of the tide - tide
5.
liquid containing or resembling water as
a) (1) a pharmaceutical or cosmetic preparation made with water
(2) a solution of a gaseous or readily volatile substance - watery compare ammonia water
b) archaic a distilled fluid (as an essence) , especially a distilled alcoholic liquor
c) a watery fluid (as tears, urine, or sap) formed or circulating in a living body
d) - amniotic fluid , also - bag of waters
6.
a) the degree of clarity and luster of a precious stone
b) degree of excellence - a scholar of the first water
7.
- watercolor
8.
a) stock not representing assets of the issuing company and not backed by earning power
b) fictitious or exaggerated asset entries that give a stock an unrealistic book value
water (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water - water the lawn
2.
to supply with water for drink - water cattle
3.
to supply water to - lands watered by the river
4.
to treat with or as if with water , specifically to impart a lustrous appearance and wavy pattern to (cloth) by calendering
5.
a) to dilute by the addition of water - often used with down water down the punch
intransitive verb
b) to add to the aggregate par value of (securities) without a corresponding addition to the assets represented by the securities
1.
to form or secrete water or matter (as tears or saliva) - watery
2.
to get or take water as
a) to take on a supply of water - the boat docked to water
b) to drink water
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
water (verb)
to make wet
SYNONIMS:
bathe, bedraggle, douse ( dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet down
RELATED WORDS:
asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidify
dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear
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