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Meaning of “sewage” in the English Dictionary

"sewage" in British English

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sewagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsuː.ɪdʒ/
wastematter such as ​water or ​humanurine or ​solidwaste: Some ​cities in the ​world do not have ​properfacilities for the ​disposal of sewage. Raw/​untreated sewage is being ​pumped into the ​sea, from where it ​pollutesourbeaches. the ​system of ​carrying away ​wastewater and ​humanwaste from ​houses and other ​buildings through ​largeundergroundpipes or ​passages
(Definition of sewage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sewagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈsu·ɪdʒ/
waste and ​liquid from ​toilets: The ​storm caused ​raw sewage to ​flow into the ​bay.
(Definition of sewage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sewage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 污水, 污物, 排污系统…
in Turkish pis su, lağım suyu, kanalizasyon suyu…
in Russian сточные воды…
in Chinese (Traditional) 污水, 汙物, 排汙系統…
in Polish ścieki…
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