Meaning of black water

black' wa'ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes. Cf. gray water.

black•wa•ter

Pronunciation: (blak'wô"tur, -wot'ur), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. any of several human or animal diseases characterized by the production of dark urine as a result of the rapid breakdown of red blood cells.
  2. See
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