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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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The AAP, in its manifesto, had promised 20,000 litres of free water to every household per month.
The free water will however come with a condition -- that water is not wasted.
We had a meeting, which was chaired by the Delhi CM, and we have decided to provide 20 kilolitres of free water per month for domestic consumers having functional water meters, and this will come into effect from 1st January 2014," said Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar.
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The free water quota is retrospectively effective from October 1, 2011, Al Tayer further said.
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Studies of voles in the genera Microtus, Pitymys, and Myodes suggest that most species consume relatively large amounts of free water per day when kept in captivity and fed artificial diets of dry lab chow.
With multiproduct pipelines, jet fuels are prone to higher contamination due to commingling of batches, surfactants which cling to the pipeline wall, free water and particulate matter.
The Kirklees Council cabinet will decide later today when it meets in Huddersfield to issue free water butts to Kirklees residents.
South Tyneside Council's sports development team joined hands with the South Shields Volunteer Lifeguard Club to offer free water safety courses to youngsters aged eight to 14.
Why are Gordon Brown's constituents getting free water, yet he sees fit to allow the English to be charged extortionate amounts for this essential commodity?