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Fluid vs. Water

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Fluidnoun

Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma.

Waternoun

(uncountable) A substance (of molecular formula H₂O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam.

‘By the action of electricity, the water was resolved into its two parts, oxygen and hydrogen.’;

Fluidnoun

Intravenous fluids.

Waternoun

The liquid form of this substance: liquid H₂O.

‘May I have a glass of water?’; ‘Your plants need more water.’;

Fluidadjective

(not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.

Waternoun

(countable) A serving of liquid water.

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Fluidadjective

In a state of flux; subject to change.

Waternoun

The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.

‘He showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God.’;

Fluidadjective

Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.

Waternoun

Water in a body; an area of open water.

‘The boat was found within the territorial waters.’; ‘These seals are a common sight in the coastal waters of Chile.’;

Fluidadjective

(of an asset) Convertible into cash.

Waternoun

A body of water, almost always a river.

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Fluidadjective

(rare) Genderfluid.

Waternoun

A combination of water and other substance(s).

Fluidadjective

Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous.

Waternoun

Mineral water.

‘Perrier is the most popular water in this restaurant.’;

Fluidnoun

A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.

Waternoun

Spa water.

‘Many people visit Bath to take the waters.’;

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Fluidnoun

a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

Waternoun

(pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.

‘ammonia water’;

Fluidnoun

a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

Waternoun

Urine.

Fluidadjective

subject to change; variable;

‘a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty’; ‘everything was unstable following the coup’;

Waternoun

Amniotic fluid; used only in the plural in the UK but often also in the singular in North America, especially to avoid cacophony, as in this example: (The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary says "often used in plural; also: bag of waters")

‘Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s water breaks.’; ‘Before your child is born, your water(s) will break.’; ‘Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break.’;

Fluidadjective

characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape

Waternoun

Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.

‘He suffers from water on the knee.’;

Fluidadjective

smooth and unconstrained in movement;

‘a long, smooth stride’; ‘the fluid motion of a cat’; ‘the liquid grace of a ballerina’; ‘liquid prose’;

Waternoun

A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.

‘The rough waters of change will bring about the calm after the storm.’;

Fluidadjective

in cash or easily convertible to cash;

‘liquid (or fluid) assets’;

Waternoun

A person's intuition.

‘I know he'll succeed. I feel it in my waters.’;

Fluidadjective

affording change (especially in social status);

‘Britain is not a truly fluid society’; ‘upwardly mobile’;

Waternoun

Excess valuation of securities.

Fluidnoun

a substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid

‘body fluids’; ‘a bottle of cleaning fluid’;

Waternoun

The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.

‘a diamond of the first water is perfectly pure and transparent’;

Fluidadjective

(of a substance) able to flow easily

‘the paint is more fluid than tube watercolours’;

Waternoun

A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.

Fluidadjective

smoothly elegant or graceful

‘her movements were fluid and beautiful to watch’;

Waterverb

(transitive) To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).

Fluidadjective

not settled or stable; likely or able to change

‘the fluid political situation of the 1930s’; ‘our plans are still fluid’;

Waterverb

(transitive) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.

Fluidadjective

(of a clutch or coupling) using a liquid to transmit power.

Waterverb

(transitive) To provide (animals) with water for drinking.

‘I need to go water the cattle.’;

Fluid

In physics, a fluid is a liquid, gas, or other material that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress, or external force. They have zero shear modulus, or, in simpler terms, are substances which cannot resist any shear force applied to them.

Waterverb

(intransitive) To get or take in water.

‘The ship put into port to water.’;

Waterverb

To urinate onto.

‘Nature called, so I stepped into the woods and watered a tree.’;

Waterverb

(transitive) To dilute.

‘Can you water the whisky, please?’;

Waterverb

To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.

Waterverb

(intransitive) To fill with or secrete water.

‘Chopping onions makes my eyes water.’; ‘The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water.’;

Waterverb

(transitive) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.

‘to water silk’;

Waternoun

The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.

Waternoun

A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.

‘Remembering he had passed over a small water a poor scholar when first coming to the university, he kneeled.’;

Waternoun

Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.

Waternoun

A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.

Waternoun

The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence.

Waternoun

A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc. See Water, v. t., 3, Damask, v. t., and Damaskeen.

Waternoun

An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or "diluted."

Waterverb

To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.

‘With tears watering the ground.’; ‘Men whose lives gilded on like rivers that water the woodlands.’;

Waterverb

To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.

Waterverb

To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines; as, to water silk. Cf. Water, n., 6.

Waterverb

To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.

Waterverb

To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.

‘If thine eyes can water for his death.’;

Waterverb

To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.

Waternoun

binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

Waternoun

the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean);

‘they invaded our territorial waters’; ‘they were sitting by the water's edge’;

Waternoun

facility that provides a source of water;

‘the town debated the purification of the water supply’; ‘first you have to cut off the water’;

Waternoun

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Waternoun

liquid excretory product;

‘there was blood in his urine’; ‘the child had to make water’;

Waternoun

a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants;

‘he asked for a drink of water’;

Waterverb

supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams;

‘Water the fields’;

Waterverb

provide with water;

‘We watered the buffalo’;

Waterverb

secrete or form water, as tears or saliva;

‘My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner’; ‘His eyes watered’;

Waterverb

fill with tears;

‘His eyes were watering’;

Waternoun

a colourless, transparent, odourless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms

‘sodium chloride dissolves in water’; ‘can I have a drink of water?’;

Waternoun

water as supplied to houses or commercial establishments through pipes and taps

‘water pipes’; ‘each bedroom has a washbasin with hot and cold water’;

Waternoun

one of the four elements in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology (considered essential to the nature of the signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)

‘a water sign’;

Waternoun

the water of a mineral spring as used medicinally for bathing in or drinking

‘you can take the waters at the Pump Room’;

Waternoun

a solution of a specified substance in water

‘ammonia water’;

Waternoun

a stretch or area of water, such as a river, sea, or lake

‘the lawns ran down to the water's edge’;

Waternoun

the surface of an area of water

‘she ducked under the water’;

Waternoun

found in, on, or near areas of water

‘a water plant’;

Waternoun

the water of a particular sea, river, or lake

‘the government are taking us into unknown waters with these changes in the legislation’; ‘the waters of Hudson Bay’;

Waternoun

an area of sea regarded as under the jurisdiction of a particular country

‘Japanese coastal waters’;

Waternoun

urine

‘drinking alcohol will make you need to pass water more often’;

Waternoun

the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus in the womb, especially as discharged in a flow shortly before birth

‘I think my waters have broken’;

Waternoun

the quality of transparency and brilliance shown by a diamond or other gem.

Waternoun

capital stock that represents a book value greater than the true assets of a company.

Waterverb

pour or sprinkle water over (a plant or area) in order to encourage plant growth

‘I went out to water the geraniums’;

Waterverb

give a drink of water to (an animal)

‘they stopped to water the horses’;

Waterverb

(of a river) flow through (an area of land)

‘the valley is watered by the River Dee’;

Waterverb

take a fresh supply of water on board (a ship or steam train)

‘the ship was watered and fresh livestock taken aboard’;

Waterverb

(of a person's eyes) fill with tears

‘Rory blinked, his eyes watering’;

Waterverb

(of a person's mouth) produce saliva, typically in response to the sight or smell of appetizing food

‘the smell of frying bacon made Hilary's mouth water’;

Waterverb

dilute or adulterate (a drink, typically an alcoholic one) with water

‘staff at the club had been watering down the drinks’;

Waterverb

make a statement or proposal less forceful or controversial by changing or leaving out certain details

‘the army's report of its investigation was considerably watered down’;

Waterverb

increase (a company's debt, or nominal capital) by the issue of new shares without a corresponding addition to assets.

Water

Water (chemical formula H2O) is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms (in which it acts as a solvent). It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients.

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