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rain·wa·ter

 (rān′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water that has fallen as rain and contains little dissolved mineral matter.
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rainwater

(ˈreɪnˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) water from rain (as distinguished from spring water, tap water, etc)
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rain•wa•ter

(ˈreɪnˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
water fallen as rain.
[before 1000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainwater - drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from cloudsrainwater - drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
fresh water, freshwater - water that is not salty
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Translations

rainwater

[ˈreɪnwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de lluvia
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rainwater

[ˈreɪnwɔːtər] neau f de pluie
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rainwater

[ˈreɪnˌwɔːtəʳ] nacqua piovana
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References in classic literature ?
"If you do I'll drag you down to the rainwater hogshed and drop you in," said Anne unsympathetically.
Here and there they met with rainwater collected in the hollows of the rocks, but more than once they were reduced to the utmost extremity; and some of the men had recourse to the last expedient to avoid perishing.
He extended his hands, and drank greedily of the rainwater that had lodged in a hollow of the rock.
There was some small game which gave us meat, and the little pools of rainwater were sufficient to quench our thirst.
"'He's sleeping out and far to-night,'" Sheldon quoted, as he thought of the dead man in the sand and the rainwater trickling down upon the cold clay.
Mitchell, "Influence of roofing materials and lead flashing on rainwater tank contamination by metals," Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol.
Growing in popularity, rainwater harvesting systems are helping to reduce stormwater runoff and save energy in commercial buildings.
ALMOST 1,000 areas have been identified in the Capital Governorate alone where rainwater collects.
ABSTRACT: The aim of this research is to determine the results of the measurement of acidity and alkaline rainwater in the Cikarang city.
Abu Dhabi is set to award a contract for a $10.6mn construction project to upgrade the rainwater drainage system, according to the UAE state news agency WAM.
9,295,618 B2; PV Creations LLC, Fair Lawn, NJ, has been awarded patent protection for a method of increasing moisture absorption in human skin that entails applying to the skin an effective amount of a hydrating mist comprising pure Pacific Ocean rainwater, allowing the hydrating mist to absorb into the skin for about 30 seconds; applying to the skin an effective amount of a moisturizing lotion comprising pure Pacific Ocean rainwater; and allowing moisturizing lotion to absorb into the skin for about 30 seconds.
BIRZEIT, April 6, 2016 (WAFA) - Birzeit University held Monday a conference that addressed an analysis on the importance of rainwater harvesting to secure sufficient and safe water quantities to the Palestinians.