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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.