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water

 [waht´er]
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.

wa·ter

aquaphobia.

wa·ter

(wah'tĕr),
1. a clear, odorless, tasteless liquid, solidifying at 0°C (32°F) and boiling at 100°C (212°F), present in all animal and vegetable tissues and dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
See also: volume.
2. Euphemism for urine.
3. A pharmacopeial preparation of a clear, saturated, aqueous solution (unless otherwise specified) of volatile oils, or other aromatic or volatile substances, prepared by processes involving distillation or solution (agitation followed by filtration). Synonym(s): aromatic water
[A.S. waeter]

water

(wô′tər, wŏt′ər)
n.
1. A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2O, essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents. Freezing point 0°C (32°F); boiling point 100°C (212°F); specific gravity (4°C) 1.0000; weight per gallon (15°C) 8.338 pounds (3.782 kilograms).
2.
a. Any of the fluids normally secreted from the body, such as urine, perspiration, tears, or saliva.
b. A fluid present in a body part in abnormal quantities as a result of injury or disease: water on the knee.
c. The fluid surrounding a fetus in the uterus; amniotic fluid.
v.intr.
To produce or discharge fluid, as from the eyes.

wa′ter·er n.

water

A colourless liquid composed of hydrogen and oxygen, which is critical to life and most biological reactions/
 
Alternative nutrition
Proper hydration (i.e., ingestion of adequate water) is believed to alleviate altitude sickness, common cold, diarrhoea (see BRATT diet), muscle soreness, prevent illness, hangover, increase mental faculties, and mental agility; adequate consumption of water (six to eight glasses per day) is considered a healthy habit, although most people do not.

Drug slang
A regional term for methamphetamine, PCP, or a mixture of marijuana and other substances in a cigar.
 
Global village
Often taken for granted, potable fresh water is readily accessible to only 54% of humans.

water

H2O A colorless liquid critical for biologic reactions See Bottled water, Drinking water, Finished water, Fluoridated water, Hard water, Heavy water, Hydrotherapy, Individual water, Mineral water, Musket shot water, Raw water, Reagent grade water, Soft water, Source water, Spring water, Surface water.

wa·ter

(H2O) (waw'tĕr)
1. A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid, solidifying at 32°F (0°C and R), and boiling at 212°F (100°C, 80°R), which is present in all animal and vegetable tissues and dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
See also: volume
2. Euphemism for urine.
3. A pharmacopeial preparation of a clear, saturated aqueous solution (unless otherwise specified) of volatile oils, or other aromatic or volatile substances, prepared by processes involving distillation or solution (agitation followed by filtration).
[A.S. waeter]

water

The oxide of hydrogen. Water is essential for life and provides about 70% of the body weight in lean people and about 50% in the obese. The body of the average 70 kg man contains about 40 l of water. Just over half the total body water is within the cells and the remainder is outside, partly in the blood, but mainly in the tissue spaces surrounding the cells. Water molecules are very small and move freely across cell membranes. Water is lost from the body in the urine, in evaporation from the skin, in the expired air and in the faeces. Losses are reduced automatically if there is reduced intake. Restricting water intake is dangerous especially in hot conditions.

water

a colourless, odourless liquid that is the most abundant component of any organism (over 60% by weight in humans). Life almost certainly originated in water and it provides the medium for biological reactions to take place.

wa·ter

(waw'tĕr)
1. A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid, solidifying at 0°C (32°F) and boiling at 100°C (212°F), present in all animal and vegetable tissues and dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
2. Euphemism for urine.
[A.S. waeter]

Patient discussion about water

Q. Can you develop and allergy to water? I know it sounds strange, but in the past month every time my 4 y/o nephew takes a bath his hands and feet get itchy. Or at least that’s what he complains about. At first my sister thought he was just making it up – you know how kids don’t like to shower, but now she is going to take him to the doctor.

A. Aquagenic pruritis is a condition that results after exposure to water of any temperature. Symptoms develop within minutes and may include itching, burning or even a prickly sensation. Most times there are no skin changes, although a faint, bumpy, itchy red rash may occur. The symptoms last from 10 minutes to several hours, and usually are experienced on one or more of the following skin surfaces: Chest, back, arms or legs. While the exact cause of this condition is uncertain, some investigators suggest it is a result of extreme skin sensitivity (but not allergy) to an added ingredient (chlorine, fluoride, others) or mineral present in the water.

Q. Is drinking too much water harmful? Is there a condition like “water overdose”?

A. Drinking more water then you are used to is very good for you. But of course if you over do it it’s damaging. Drinking way too much will make you urinate more, this means you will also loose vital minerals in the urine like potassium and sodium. This can even lead to death.
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/

Q. Has anyone used Kangen Water? Its alkaline with high antioxidants and micro clustered oxygen molecules (Japanese Technology) Enagic Manufactures it.

A. on a site (http://kangen-water.ws/) they say to clean up the organic waste which is in your body, but they say nothing about the anorganic stuff. so the question is for what it should be usefull, when it works only partially? if you like to drink a healthy water to keep your body in good shape, buy a still water in glass bottles - not plastic because this is anorganic - write on the bottle a good quality like "love", "harmony", "peace", "purity" and so on it. with this word you will "charge" the water with this quality. wait a day before you drink the water. you will so bring the water in your cells in resonance with this water and so impregnate yourself with the quality you have chosen. for more information about this, consult Dr. Masaru Emoto's website http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/e_ome_home.html . Water is not just H²O!

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References in classic literature ?
The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
"You are a fool," I said angrily to Ventvogel; "there is no water."
When he found himself safe, he was overjoyed to think that he had got the Water of Life; and as he was going on his way homewards, he passed by the little dwarf, who, when he saw the sword and the loaf, said,
I may here mention, that on a part of the coast of Ascension, where there is a vast accumulation of shelly sand, an incrustation is deposited on the tidal rocks by the water of the sea, resembling, as represented in the woodcut, certain cryptogamic plants (Marchantiae) often seen on damp walls.
It crosses this lake only at one end with so violent a rapidity, that the waters of the Nile may be distinguished through all the passage, which is six leagues.
Thick clouds of steam were pouring off the wreckage, and through the tumultuously whirling wisps I could see, inter- mittently and vaguely, the gigantic limbs churning the water and flinging a splash and spray of mud and froth into the air.
Swallowing my chagrin, I stepped down into the cockpit and began throwing out the water. But hardly had I begun, when the boom swung overhead, the mainsail filled with a jerk, and the Reindeer heeled over.
It certainly is clearer than a great many lakes, but how dull its waters are compared with the wonderful transparence of Lake Tahoe!
They all looked, and all saw what I had seen--the top of a dark opening in the rock, through which water was pouring out into the sea.
It’s seldom one finds such a creatur’ in shallow water, where a spear can touch it.”
The fish did not give up, but held the raft bravely on its course, till at last the water in the river shifted again and floated them the way they wanted to go.
And I see, Captain, you were right to make use of this agent that takes the place of wind, water, and steam."