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hydrant

hy·drant

hydrant

 
 
pronunciation:
haI drnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: an upright pipe with a valve from which water can be drawn from a water main.
similar words:
plug
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Hydrant comes from an ancient Greek word, hydor, which means "water." A number of other English words contain the letters hydr-; most of them have something to do with water. Hydrogen is a word invented by a French scientist in the 1700s. It means "producing water," because hydrogen forms water when it is mixed with oxygen.
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