Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 337. Water.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
2. Fluid Matter
2. Specific Fluids
337. Water.
NOUN:WATER, lymph; aqua [L.], eau [F.], flood, crystal [poetic], Adam’s ale [humorous], agua [Sp.], pani [Hind.]; diluent, serum [See Fluidity].
  WASHING &c. v.; immersion, mersion [obs.]; dilution, maceration, lotion; humectation, infiltration, spargefaction [obs.], affusion, irrigation, seepage [U. S., dial. Eng. & Scot.], balneation, bath.
  DELUGE &c. (water in motion) [See River]; high water, flood tide, springtide.
  SPRINKLER, sparger, aspergillum or aspergill, shower or shower bath, douche, enema; nozzle; atomizer [See Vaporization].
VERB:BE WATERY &c. adj.; reek.
  WATER, wet; moisten [See Moisture]; dilute, add water, dip, immerse; merge; soak, drouk [Scot.]; affuse [rare], immerge, douse or dowse, submerge; plunge, souse, duck, drown; steep, macerate, wash, sprinkle, sparge, humect or humectate [rare], lave, bathe, splash, swash, drench; dabble, slop, slobber, irrigate, inundate, deluge; infiltrate, percolate, seep [dial. & U. S.]; slosh; marinate or marinade, pickle.
  INJECT, gargle; syringe, douche.
ADJECTIVE:watery, aqueous, aquatic, hydrous, lymphatic; balneal; diluent, solvent, hydrotic or hydrotical; infiltrative, seepy; drenching &c. v.; diluted &c. v.; weak; wet (moist) [See Moisture].
  1. The waters are out.
  2. Men really know not what good water’s worth.—Byron



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