Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Waste water likely to contain significant quantities of fecal matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells; -- used especially of blackwater fever, a severe form of malaria caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease of sheep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells

Etymologies

black +‎ water (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I thought you hated the verdict just handed down? you mean blackwater is actually increasing their presence as we draw down troop levels? you mean we have a left President and a left Congress and blackwater levels are increasing? but how could that be? that goes against everything you libs stand for, that would make all you libs who cry about blackwater sound stupid and ignorant! how could that be???

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  • January 1st, 2010 5: 51 pm ET you mean blackwater is still in Iraq? but I thought you libs hated blackwater?

    Intel officer: CIA officers' deaths will be avenged

  • Any river that flowed from marshlands was referred to as a blackwater river because it was darkened by deposits of decaying vegetation.

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  • Unlike blackwater, which is water that has touched excrement, like toilet water, greywater is safe to use in watering your garden.

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  • WAR, INC. affects and will affect people through its comedy and simultaneous tragedy. the real and the absurd. we laugh at something that is seemingly funny, par example, the "blackwater" spoof. however, underneath that extremely comedic scene is an atrocious truth. it's genius.

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  • Some background here - one of the issues referred to here is the management of "blackwater" from the Ariel settlement.

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  • Both types of systems are designed to handle and treat so-called "blackwater" (wastewater from toilets) and "graywater" coming from our sinks, showers, dishwashers and laundry machines.

    Scientific American

  • Archie B Says: joe cantwell Says: arch, it was called "blackwater" and now it is called "xe".

    Think Progress

  • Apparently, Archie has the same reading comprehension problem as b-cup has. it was called "blackwater" and now it is called "xe". backup, syllogistic logic is beyond you.

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  • There are plenty of cowboys such as blackwater that would jump at the chance to kill someone.

    Cafferty File

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