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fresh water

noun
1.
water that does not contain a large amount of salt.
2.
inland water, as ponds, lakes, or streams, that is not salt.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English
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Examples for fresh water
  • They need to have fresh water and food available all the time, so check it daily.
  • But here, in the northern third of the desert, large reserves of fresh water lie under the parched surface.
  • They had come for its navigational convenience and its fresh water.
  • The immediate problems were shelter and fresh water.
  • Use seawater if fresh water supplies are low for all washing and sterilizing.
  • Despite the oceanic source, the virus grew nicely in fresh water amoebae.
  • But bull sharks have special physiological adaptations that enable them to live in fresh water.
  • It is the first time such a phenomenon has been found in fresh water.
  • So it is with the plants and insects on small and uniform islets: also in small ponds of fresh water.
  • He never changed the water in which he moistened his palm-tree leaves, but only poured in fresh water upon it as it wasted.

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