drinking water

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drinking water (usually uncountable, plural drinking waters)

  1. Water that is intended to be ingested by humans.
    1. (US standard of identity)[1] Water intended to be ingested by humans, sealed in a container, having no added ingredients except perhaps antimicrobial agents and/or fluoride, and passing certain tests for color, odor, turbidity, and presence of various microorganisms and chemicals.

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  1. ^ The United States standard of identity is from 21 CFR 165.110