water supply


water supply
noun
a facility that provides a source of water
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the town debated the purification of the water supply

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first you have to cut off the water

Syn: ↑water system, ↑water
Hypernyms: ↑facility, ↑installation
Part Holonyms: ↑infrastructure, ↑base
Part Meronyms: ↑reservoir, ↑artificial lake, ↑man-made lake, ↑water main

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noun
: source, means, or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn

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water-supply, adj.
1. the supply of purified water available to a community.
2. the facilities for storing and supplying this water, as reservoirs and pipelines.
[1880-85]

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water supply noun
1. The obtaining and distribution of water, eg to a community
2. The amount of water thus distributed
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Main Entry:water

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water supply UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular water supply plural water supplies]
water that is available for people to use in a particular area

We don’t know if these pollutants will affect the water supply.

Thesaurus: general words for water and types of liquidhyponym

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water supply,
1. water for the use of a community or particular area.
2. the process of collecting and piping water for a community or particular area.

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ˈwater supply [water supply water supplies] noun countable, uncountable
the water provided for a town, an area or a building; the act of or system for supplying water to a town, etc

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clean/contaminated water supply

to improve the water supply to rural villages


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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