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Pronunciation: wah'ter


  1. a clear, odorless, tasteless liquid, solidifying at 0°C (32°F) and boiling at 100°C (212°F), present in all animal and vegetable tissues and dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
  2. Euphemism for urine.
  3. A pharmacopeial preparation of a clear, saturated, aqueous solution (unless otherwise specified) of volatile oils, or other aromatic or volatile substances, prepared by processes involving distillation or solution (agitation followed by filtration).

Synonym(s): aromatic water

[A.S. waeter]

See Also: volume

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