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[mass noun] Water from a spring, as opposed to river water or rainwater.
- ‘According to some sources, visitors first began to come to the seaside town when spring water was discovered there in 1626.’
- ‘At the distillery, the barley is milled to produce grist, to which heated spring water is added.’
- ‘The Kershaws have no mains electricity or sewer, they drink untreated spring water and sometimes use candle light.’
- ‘Watercress is grown in gravel beds through which thousands of gallons of fresh spring water is passed.’
- ‘Once a year wells in Derbyshire are decorated with displays made from natural materials in thanksgiving for the supply of pure spring water.’
- ‘This spring water was used in the font in the church to christen babies.’
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