Definitions

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  • n. A supposed polymeric form of water reported to have been produced in fine capillaries; now known to be illusory

Etymologies

poly- +‎ water (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We had after all cold fusion, and before then there were ideas of N-rays, and UFOs got some play, and there was a goofy idea of polywater, and ….

    American Association for the Advancement of PseudoScience

  • Gardner almost always keeps his sense of humor, he's far better about getting the facts straight, and his mathematical-scientific background puts him in touch with crazy theories that I would never have heard of otherwise, from polywater to the "Bates method" for restoring vision.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Good scientists, however, do not carry faith too far and, like Boris Deryagin, the discoverer of polywater, sometimes have to admit error or abandon a cherished theory.

    Bringing Science into the Churches - The Panda's Thumb

  • It sounds like cold fusion or polywater to me, but who knows?

    The War on Gravity | Impact Lab

  • Today the TDV floats in a sealed tank of polywater three feet above the original basement floor, in a space that could have been occupied by nothing else.

    Two in Time

  • Saltus had warned him the stool was gone so he slid cautiously to the floor, and clung to the polywater tank for a moment of orientation.

    Two in Time

  •           He carried the tape recorder with its dangling cord back to the operations room where the vehicle waited in its polywater tank.

    Two in Time

  • The TDV was a plastic and aluminum bucket resting in a concrete tank filled with polywater, the whole apparatus occupying a small space in a nearly bare basement room.

    Two in Time

  •           "I'd like to see that tank of polywater."

    Two in Time

  • Brian Chaney climbed up on the polywater tank and thrust a leg through the open hatch of the TDV.

    Two in Time

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  • SciencePunk: 'Some time around the early 1960s, Soviet physicist Nikolai Fedyakin was carrying out experiments on tiny amounts of water that had been repeatedly forced through narrow quartz capillary tubes. His measurements showed this water had a higher boiling point, lower freezing point, and much higher viscosity than ordinary water... However, when Denis Rousseau of Bell Labs measured the properties of his own sweat after a rigorous game of handball, he found it to be identical to those of polywater... When researchers attempted to create polywater under even tighter controls to eliminate contamination, they found nothing but water.'

    October 20, 2008