out·​fall | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfȯl How to pronounce outfall (audio) \

Definition of outfall

: the outlet of a body of water (such as a river or lake) especially : the mouth of a drain or sewer

Examples of outfall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The work started at the Connecticut River outfall at 125 Riverside Drive, and work along Ensign Street to Main Street was completed in the summer, Andrews said. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 14 Dec. 2021 An unknown orange substance began spilling from an outfall at U.S. Steel's northwest Indiana plant Sunday night, forcing Indiana Dunes National Park to close its beaches and Indiana American Water to shut down one of its treatment facilities. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021 The water flowing from one outfall near the kill had an acidic pH of 3.86, according to Blue Water measurements from Sunday. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Water gushed from the outfall pipe into a pond fringed with vegetation. Ian James, AZCentral.com, 8 Sep. 2021 The loading point of the plant’s outfall pipe is normally about 8 feet above the surface of the channel, Hockaday said, but as the lake rose, so did the channel and the water inside the pipe. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 20 Aug. 2021 The plant's relief system was triggered, the statement said, and sewage flows were controlled through the plant's one-mile outfall and discharged into Santa Monica Bay. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 13 July 2021 An outfall pipe is a long pipeline where treated wastewater gets discharged into the Atlantic Ocean, according to CleanOceanAction.org. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 21 May 2021 Moore and the children became stuck on an outfall pipe as waves came crashing in, police said. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 24 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of outfall

1629, in the meaning defined above

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“Outfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfall. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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