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English definition of “sewage”

sewage

noun [U] uk   /ˈsuː.ɪdʒ/ us  
waste matter such as water or human urine or solid waste: Some cities in the world do not have proper facilities for the disposal of sewage. Raw/untreated sewage is being pumped into the sea, from where it pollutes our beaches. the system of carrying away waste water and human waste from houses and other buildings through large underground pipes or passages
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