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1. Wastewater containing bodily or other biological wastes, as from toilets, dishwashers, or kitchen drains, and kept separate from graywater in wastewater recycling systems.
2. Water, as in a river or swamp, that has absorbed tannins from decaying vegetation, acquiring a dark brown color.
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1. a stream stained dark with peat
2. a disease of cows and sheep
3. Indian the sea
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black•wa•ter(ˈblækˌwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər)
1. any of several diseases characterized by the production of dark urine as a result of the rapid breakdown of red blood cells.
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Wastewater from flushed toilets. See Note at graywater.
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|Noun||1.||blackwater - any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells|
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