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mineral water

noun
1.
water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, especially such water considered healthful to drink.
2.
mineral waters, British.
  1. carbonated water; soda water.
  2. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65
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  • Among the amenities are free coffee, tea and cookies and mineral water.
British Dictionary definitions for mineral water

mineral water

noun
1.
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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Encyclopedia Article for mineral water

water that contains a large quantity of dissolved minerals or gases. Mineral water from natural springs commonly has a high content of calcium carbonate, magnesium sulfate, potassium, and sodium sulfate. It may also be impregnated with such gases as carbon dioxide or hydrogen sulfide. Mineral water is produced artificially by adding salts to distilled water or aerating it with carbon dioxide. The mineral content of both natural and artificial mineral water varies greatly, and in some cases it may be less than that of ordinary tap water.

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