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mineral water

water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, especially such water considered healthful to drink.
mineral waters, British.
  1. carbonated water; soda water.
  2. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop.
Origin of mineral water
1555-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There are manufactures of mineral water and condensed milk, corn-mills and tanneries.

  • Till now the whisky had been much diluted with mineral water.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • A mild cigarette and a glass of mineral water found him quite ready for bed.

    Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
  • An early homesteader bottled and sold the mineral water of the spring.

    North Dakota Various
  • "He drinks," shrugged Mortimer, diluting his mineral water with Irish whisky.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • If you don't care for any tea, there is mineral water and a decanter over there.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for mineral water

mineral water

water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, usually having medicinal properties
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mineral water in Medicine

mineral water n.
Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases, and is often used therapeutically.

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