(_H2O) – A measure of a vacuum_s ability to raise a vertical column of water in a standard test gauge a specific number of inches. To convert water lift to mercury lift (_Hg), divide by 13.4 (i.e., mercury is 13.4 times heavier than water).
A water stain: a normal condition of velvet fabrics or carpeting in which an irregular shape resembling a water stain is caused by different pile directions; an irregular wavy pattern characteristic of moir_ fabrics.
The movement of water within a material by capillary action; the spread of water as liquid or vapour to areas not initially impacted.
The presence in water of enough harmful or objectionable material to damage water quality.
A discoloration caused by water, often forming a dark outline at the edge of the stain; a water-soluble dye used as a stain for wood.
A small opening in a wall, window or skylight through which condensation or water may drain to the exterior; small openings in a retaining wall to permit water to escape and prevent the build-up of pressure behind the wall.
Temperature registered by a thermometer with a moist _sock_ covering the sensing bulb. This reading is always lower than dry bulb temperature; e.g., 80õF (32›C) dry bulb equals approximately 68õF (20›C) wet bulb.
To apply a cleaning process uses water as the primary solvent; to wash or launder textiles instead of dry cleaning them.
A single or tri-jet, electrically powered atomizer that is used in wet fogging deodorants.
Airborne combustion products containing a high liquid component usually generated by smouldering, oxygen-starved fires; fire residues which are tacky, penetrating and extremely malodorous.