Definition of sewage
: refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers
Recent Examples of sewage from the Web
Lake County owns interceptor sewers used to transfer the sewage to the facility, and transfers from the regional fund to Fox Lake are administered by the county.
The city and museum alleged in an April settlement that drywall was cracking, hardwood floors were warping, and that sewer line backups led to raw sewage overflowing from the first floor main restrooms and kitchen.
Nearly 400 gallons of sewage discharged into the lake in the 20200 block of Bethel Church Road in Cornelius on Thursday, said Rusty Rozzelle, water quality program manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings.
Still, while Ilha Grande doesn’t have a sewage problem, it’s far from an environmental paradise.
Also, the city of Los Angeles is raising its charges for sewage-treatment services, said Steve Walker,
Then raw sewage started flowing out of the kitchen sink.
Heavy downpours can overwhelm storm drains, flooding city streets and resulting in raw sewage overflows.
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Origin and Etymology of sewage
First Known Use: 1834
SEWAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sewage for English Language Learners
: waste material (such as human urine and feces) that is carried away from homes and other buildings in a system of pipes
SEWAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of sewage for Students
: waste materials carried off by sewers
Medical Definition of sewage
: refuse liquids or waste matter carried off by sewers
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