water balance

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a state in which the water lost in an area by evaporation or by runoff is replaced by water received in the form of rain
  • noun a state in which the water lost by the body in urine and perspiration or by other physiological processes is balanced by water absorbed from food and drink

Food

  • noun a state in which the water lost by the body, e.g. in urine or sweat, is made up by water absorbed from food and drink
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