sewage

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noun sew·age \ˈsü-ij\

Definition of sewage

  1. :  refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers

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Origin and Etymology of sewage

3sewer

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SEWAGE Defined for English Language Learners

sewage

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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

sewage

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noun sew·age \ˈsü-ij\

Definition of sewage for Students

  1. :  waste materials carried off by sewers


Medical Dictionary

sewage

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noun sew·age \ˈsü-ij\

Medical Definition of sewage

  1. :  refuse liquids or waste matter carried off by sewers



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