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tap water

water, obtained directly from a faucet or tap, that has not been purified, distilled, or otherwise treated.
Origin of tap water
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tap water
  • We pay premium money for filtered tap water that's not as pure or as tasty as tap water.
  • We should all learn and putting natural gas and who knows what else in your tap water doesn't impress me an inch.
  • In some fracking towns, people have been able to set their tap water on fire.
  • Icy tap water sends darts of pain through newly brushed teeth.
  • Also, saliva does not have the same composition as ordinary tap water.
  • The population is pacified with drugs slipped into tap water.
  • She lives on a diet of cigarettes, old pizza and tap water.
  • Your plants will thank you: rainwater is better for your garden, as the chlorine in tap water can inhibit plant growth.
  • Severely immuno-compromised individuals should always boil their tap water for the purposes noted above.
  • Only if my tap water is equipped with a home water filter.
British Dictionary definitions for tap water

tap water

water drawn off through taps from pipes in a house, as distinguished from distilled water, mineral water, etc
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