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In 2016, China’s Ministry of Water Resources declared that more than 80% of the country’s groundwater is unsafe for drinking, meaning citizens must boil water or purchase bottled water.

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These water containers sit in special pockets on most hiking packs, which have an opening for the bladder’s drinking tube so you can sip throughout the day while keeping your hands free for other things.

The wide-slide closure makes refilling simple, and the drinking tube can be disconnected from the reservoir by pushing a button at the connecting joint.

He goes on to explain that he learned it flowed into Lake Erie, the source of Cleveland’s drinking water, as he stood outside a slaughterhouse watching “a great stream of dirty water rushing from it right into the river.”

Excessive drinking brought death early, typically 29 years sooner than would have been expected.

Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.

Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.

Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.

Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.

Nobody ever says they want to become a cop so they can bust people for urinating in public or drinking alcohol on their stoop.

Outside the hotel he came upon the two sisters sitting on a bench and drinking coffee.

A quite young child will, for example, pretend to do something, as to take an empty cup and carry out the semblance of drinking.

Smoking was called drinking tobacco, as the fashionable method was to "put it through the nose" or exhale it through the nostrils.

Smoking now is as common as eating and drinking, and to smoke amongst ladies is a vulgarity.

The French habit of coffee-drinking and the English habit of tea-drinking are also cases in point.

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On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drinking, such as: bashed, blitzed, bombed, buzzed, crocked, and flushed.

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