free water

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1. a clear, colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid, H2O.
2. an aqueous solution of a medicinal substance; called also aromatic water.
bound water water in the tissues of the body bound to macromolecules or organelles.
distilled water water that has been purified by distillation.
free water that portion of the water in body tissues which is not bound by macromolecules or organelles.
water for injection water for parenteral use, prepared by distillation or reverse osmosis and meeting certain standards for sterility and clarity; it may be specified as sterile if it has been sterilized and as bacteriostatic if suitable antimicrobial agents have been added.
purified water water obtained by either distillation or deionization; used when mineral-free water is required.

free wa·ter

water in the body that can be removed by ultrafiltration and in which substances can be dissolved.

free water

that portion of the water in body tissue that is not bound by macromolecules or organelles.
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Descriptive terms for soil water content are saturation, gravitational water, field capacity, plant available water, capillary water, plant unavailable water, and hygroscopic water.
Field capacity is the water content of soil when downward movement of gravitational water has ceased.
The extra water, called gravitational water, drains through the soil profile, usually within twenty-four to forty-eight hours in a well-drained soil.
Gravitational water is largely unavailable, because it moves out of the reach of plant roots.
This water is gravitational water, moving under the influence of gravity.
When the gravitational waters of spacetime are calm, the beams recombine at the junction and cancel each other out--the troughs of one beam's 1,064-nanometer waves of laser light completely negate the crests of the second beam's waves.