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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Naturally occurring or prepared water that contains dissolved mineral salts, elements, or gases, often used therapeutically.

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  • n. Water, containing dissolved minerals, which has been treated in any of several ways (filtering, aerating etc) before being bottled; used either therapeutically or out of preference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Water.
  • n. waters which are so impregnated with foreign ingredients, such as gaseous, sulphureous, and saline substances, as to give them medicinal properties, or a particular flavor or temperature.

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

  • n. water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically

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