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  1. (uncountable) A substance (of molecular formula H₂O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam.
    1. (uncountable, in particular) The liquid form of this substance: liquid H₂O.
    2. (countable) A serving of liquid water.
  2. (philosophy) The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.
  3. (plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.
  4. A combination of water and other substance(s).
    1. (sometimes countable) Mineral water.
    2. (plural) Spa water.
    3. (pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.
    4. Urine. [from 15th c.]
    5. Amniotic fluid; used in the plural in the UK and in singular in North America.
    6. (medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.
  5. (plural) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
  6. (colloquial, figuratively) A person's intuition.
  7. (uncountable, dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
  8. The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.
  9. A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
  1. (transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
  2. (transitive) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
  3. (transitive) To provide (animals) with water for drinking.
  4. (intransitive) To get or take in water.
  5. (transitive, colloquial) To urinate onto.
  6. (transitive) To dilute.
  7. (transitive, dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
  8. (intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.
  9. (transitive) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.
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