Can I use article " the" in this blank.

Fill the tumbler with ___ water.

I have researched a lot and I found that "the" can be used with some uncountable nouns but I am still confused with this blank given above. Everybody is telling me that in this blank we have to use "the" before water. Please help me with this

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The use of an article would only be appropriate if a particular sample of water was being referred to.

On the table is a jug of water which contains a few drops of food colouring. Fill the tumbler with the water.

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