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Definition of "drinking water" [drinking water]

  • Water that is intended to be ingested by humans. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "drinking water" in a sentence
  • "That year, the Health Service recommended that all public drinking water be fluoridated."
  • "Luckily, we live in an information-empowered age when it is no longer necessary to accept unquestioningly that any drinking water additive is harmless, or that anything we are told to slather onto our bodies every day to avoid cancer is truly protecting us."
  • "Much as had been the case a half-century earlier with Lora Little and her followers, the battle over the fluoridation of public drinking water became, in the words of the social anthropologist Arnold Green, a “surrogate issue” for burgeoning social anxieties about modernity and the leveling effects of faceless bureaucracies in the 1950s."