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light water

[′līt ′wȯd·ər]
(materials)
A water solution of perfluorocarbon compounds mixed with a polyoxyethylene thickener; used as a fire-fighting agent.
(nucleonics)
Water in which both the hydrogen atoms in each molecule are of the isotope protium.
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