Is Water Living or Non Living?

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Water is a nonliving natural thing. Though water can move and change in appearance and shape, it requires external forces to do so, such as forces of nature or human intervention. It also does not produce waste and it cannot reproduce like living things.

Nonliving things, such as water, do not need food and oxygen to survive and do not respond to external stimuli because they cannot feel. Water, however, can carry nutrients and oxygen to living things. It is also present in the bodies of living organisms, in the air and even underground. Water, though nonliving, greatly affects the survival of all the organisms that depend on it.