mineral water

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min·er·al wa·ter

water that contains appreciable amounts of certain salts, which give it therapeutic properties.

mineral water

n.
Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases.

mineral water

A general term for water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements or gases, which is obtained from natural sources (spring water) or prepared from municipal or other sources; it is said to be of therapeutic use. From the 1870s until the enactment of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, fantastic claims for health benefits were commonly made regarding the ability of mineral waters to cure anaemia, asthma, bronchitis, constipation, diabetes, dyspepsia, eczema, gout, haemorrhoids, hysteria, liver disease, nervous prostration, pain of all types, paralysis, psoriasis, urinary tract infections and a host of other conditions. In 1918, the American Medical Association published a pamphlet denouncing the use mineral water as a therapeutic modality; it has not changed that position.

min·er·al wa·ter

(min'ĕr-ăl waw'tĕr)
Any water that contains appreciable amounts of certain salts, which give it therapeutic properties.

min·er·al wa·ter

(min'ĕr-ăl waw'tĕr)
Water that contains appreciable amounts of particular salts, which give it therapeutic properties.
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