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heav·y wa·ter • n. water in which the hydrogen in the molecules is partly or wholly replaced by the isotope deuterium, used esp. as a moderator in nuclear reactors.

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heavy water

heavy water: see deuterium.

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heavy water

heavy water See deuterium

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