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See definition of water on Dictionary.com
  • nounpure liquid hydrogen and oxygen
  • verbdampen; put water in

synonyms for water

  • drink
  • rain
  • H2O
  • aqua
  • rainwater
  • saliva
  • tears
  • Adam's ale
  • aqua pura
See also synonyms for: watered / watering / waterless / waterlike / waters
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What is another word for water?

Few things are as common as water, but it doesn’t have many direct synonyms. However, there are several terms that can be used instead of water in certain situations.

Because water molecules consist of a combination of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, it’s chemical symbol is H2O, and it’s sometimes referred to this way. Although this sounds more technical, it’s usually used to be humorous, as in I could go for some cold H2O right now.

Sometimes, people refer to water informally with its equivalent word in Spanish, agua.

An old-fashioned slang term for water is Adam’s ale (a joke on the notion that water was the only thing that the Biblical Adam had to drink).

The Latin phrase aqua pura means and is sometimes used to refer to pure water.

Water is sometimes informally referred to as wet stuff. This can refer to water as a drink or to rainwater.

Water that comes out of the faucet (the tap) is called tap water.

Water is often distinguished between freshwater and salt water.

Other specific types of water include seawater (and ocean water), ground water, bathwater, and wastewater.

The verb water, as in water the plants, doesn’t have many direct synonyms, but you could use different words depending on how much water is needed, like sprinkle or dampen for a little or soak or saturate for a lot. On a larger scale, such as in the context of farming, you could use the word irrigate.

To water down something is to add water to it to dilute or thin it. This term is also commonly used in a figurative way, and dilute is also a good synonym for this sense.

What is a synonym for body of water?

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How to use water in a sentence

The soil is also very dry, which counterintuitively makes it harder for water to infiltrate.
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What’s more, the wetlands would prevent some of that water from moving inland, so flood levels around those homes would rise higher.
SOGGY COASTAL SOILS? HERE’S WHY ECOLOGISTS LOVE THEMALISON PEARCE STEVENSSEPTEMBER 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The EPA’s loan will cover almost half the project costs, said Lindsay Leahy, Oceanside’s principal water engineer.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: SCHOOLS ARE REOPENING FOR STUDENTS MOST IN NEEDKAYLA JIMENEZSEPTEMBER 16, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
As water freezes at 0 °C, I need a way to chill water to cooler than that.
BUILD ICE TOWERS WITH BOTTLED WATER AND ICEBETHANY BROOKSHIRESEPTEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The Memphis Sands Aquifer, a crucial water supply for Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana, is already overdrawn by hundreds of millions of gallons a day.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Construction on the first phase of the city’s massive endeavor to turn sewage into drinking water just went out to bid in August.
PURSUING INDEPENDENT WATER SOURCES, SAN DIEGO IGNORES ONE BENEATH ITS FEETMACKENZIE ELMERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Now everybody has to play the same rules under a system that tracks how much water a company bills as revenue versus their actual water sales over a calendar year.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: STATE THROWS COLD WATER ON PRICING SCHEMEMACKENZIE ELMERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Combine water from anywhere in the universe with pure sodium and you get an explosion.
SCIENTISTS SAY: CHEMICALBETHANY BROOKSHIRESEPTEMBER 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This is true for all kinds of habits you want to establish but haven’t yet—journaling, taking medication, drinking more water.
HOW A VACATION—OR A PANDEMIC—CAN HELP YOU ADOPT BETTER HABITS NOWMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
There should definitely be salt, but not enough to make you reach for a glass of water.
IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT BOWL OF PORRIDGECLARISSA WEISEPTEMBER 11, 2020EATER
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WORDS RELATED TO WATER

  • bath
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • dip
  • douse
  • dunk
  • flood
  • hose
  • imbathe
  • imbue
  • immerse
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • shower
  • soak
  • soap
  • sponge
  • steep
  • submerge
  • suffuse
  • tub
  • water
  • wet
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