effluent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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effluentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈef.lu.ənt/ specialized
liquidwaste that is ​sent out from ​factories or ​places where sewage is ​dealt with, usually ​flowing into ​rivers, ​lakes, or the ​sea: Effluents from ​localfactories are ​findingtheir way into the ​river.
(Definition of effluent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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effluentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈefˌlu·ənt/
liquidwaste that is ​sent out from ​factories or other ​places, often into the ​sea or ​rivers: [C] Industrial effluents and ​sewageremainproblems.
(Definition of effluent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “effluent”
in Spanish residuos…
in Vietnamese sự tuôn ra…
in Malaysian bahan buangan…
in Thai สิ่งปฏิกูลจากโรงงาน…
in French effluent…
in German das Abwasser…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废水,污水…
in Indonesian limbah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢水,污水…
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