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Water
Water


 

Waste (n) garbage, trash or litter.

Wastewater (n) water that becomes dirty from human use, either from domestic or industrial uses.

Water (n) a clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is the main part of all living things.

Water cycle (n) the process by which water on the Earth is evaporated into a vapor (gas), condenses into a liquid in clouds, and falls back to Earth as precipitation.

Watershed (n) an area of land that acts as a basin by draining all water falling or flowing within it to a certain river or lake; also called a recharge basin.

Wave (n) a surge of water that is caused by wind or gravity.

Weather (n) the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness.

Well (n) a hole dug in the Earth that is generally used to pump underground water.

Wetlands (n) an area of land that is saturated with water or covered with a shallow layer of water.

Wind energy (n) a renewable source of energy that comes from moving air.

Wildlife (n) animals that are not tamed.