rainwater

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English reinwater, from Old English reġnwæter(rainwater), equivalent to rain +‎ water. Cognate with Dutch regenwater(rainwater), German Regenwasser(rainwater), Swedish regnvatten(rainwater).

Noun[edit]

rainwater ‎(usually uncountable, plural rainwaters)

  1. Rainfall.
  2. Water (for a house etc) sourced from rain which has not joined a spring, stream or river, pond, lake or sea.

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