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water

noun uk   /ˈwɔː.tər/ us    /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/
A1 [U] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, that falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life: a bottle/drink/glass of water bottled/mineral/tap water hot/cold water Can I have a drop of water in my whisky, please? Is the water hot enough for a bath? The human body is about 50 percent water.Water in general A2 [U] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake, or a swimming pool: The water's warm - are you coming for a swim? I don't like getting my head under (= in) water. Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)!Water in general [U] the level of an area of water: High water this morning at Portsmouth is at 11.17.Floods, tides and currents waters [plural] the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country: St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters for its income.Seas and oceans the water contained in a particular lake, river, or part of the sea: In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract fish.Water in general UK (US water) the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb: At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after.PregnancyBirth the waters [plural] water from a spring, especially when used in the past for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health: People used to come to this city to take (= drink or swim in) the waters.Water in general

water

verb uk   /ˈwɔː.tər/ us    /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

water verb (GIVE WATER)

B2 [T] to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in: I've asked my neighbour to water the plants while I'm away.Gardening - general words [T] to give an animal water to drink: The horses had been fed and watered.Animal food

water verb (PRODUCE LIQUID)

C2 [I] If your mouth waters, it produces a lot of saliva, usually because you can see or smell some food that you would like to eat: The smell of that bread is making my mouth water!Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating [I] When your eyes water, they produce tears but not because you are unhappy: How do you stop your eyes from watering when you're cutting up onions?Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating
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(Definition of water noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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