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water en inglés británico

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waternoun

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
hot/cold water
Can I have a drop of water in my whisky, please?
Is there enough hot water for a bath?
The human body is about 50 percent water.

A2 [ U ] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake, or a swimming pool:

The water's warm - are you coming in?
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)!

[ U ] the level of an area of water:

The river is difficult to cross during periods of high water.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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waterverb

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.

[ T ] to give an animal water to drink:

The horses had been fed and watered.

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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!

[ 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?

Phrasal verb(s)

-watersuffix

uk / -wɔː.tər/ us / -wɑː.t̬ɚ/

(Definición de water del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

water en inglés americano

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waternoun [ U ]

us /ˈwɔ·t̬ər, ˈwɑt̬·ər/

a clear, colorless liquid that falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life:

a drink/glass of water
bottled/tap water
cold/hot water
I’m boiling water to make some more coffee.

The water often refers to an area of water, such as the sea or a lake:

The water’s much warmer today – are you coming for a swim?

Waters is an area of natural water, such as a part of the sea:

waterverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈwɔ·t̬ər, ˈwɑt̬·ər/

to provide water to a plant or animal:

[ T ] I’ve asked my neighbor to water the plants while I’m away.

When your eyes water, they produce tears but not because you are unhappy:

[ I ] The icy wind made his eyes water.

If your mouth waters, it produces a lot of saliva, usually because you can see or smell food that you would like to eat:

[ I ] The smell of that bread is making my mouth water.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definición de water del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)