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“drinking water” in British English

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drinking waternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌwɔː.tər/ us /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌwɑː.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Also, floodwater may contain bacteria that cause diseases and that can affect our drinking water. 
  • In some countries, more than 10 percent of the people can’t get any clean drinking water. 
  • Much of the drinking water in Antarctica is made from seawater. 
  • The dirty water ran through the streets and sometimes went into the drinking water. 

(Definition of “drinking water” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“drinking water” in American English

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drinking waternoun [ U ]

us /ˈdrɪŋ·kɪŋ ˌwɔ·t̬ər, ˌwɑ-/

water that is clean enough to drink

(Definition of “drinking water” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)