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effluent

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adjective ef·flu·ent \-ənt\

Definition of effluent

  1. :  flowing out :  emanating, outgoing <an effluent river>



Origin and Etymology of effluent

Latin effluent-, effluens, present participle of effluere to flow out, from ex- + fluere to flow — more at fluid


First Known Use: 1726


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effluent

noun ef·flu·ent

Simple Definition of effluent

  • : liquid (such as sewage or industrial chemicals) that is released as waste

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of effluent

  1. :  something that flows out: as a :  an outflowing branch of a main stream or lake b :  waste material (as smoke, liquid industrial refuse, or sewage) discharged into the environment especially when serving as a pollutant

Examples of effluent in a sentence

  1. The factory has been accused of discharging effluent into the river.



1859

First Known Use of effluent

1859

Rhymes with effluent

affluent, confluent, congruent, influent



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