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"sewer" in British English

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sewernoun [C]

uk   /sʊər/  us   /ˈsuː.ɚ/
a ​largepipe, usually ​underground, that is used for ​carryingwastewater and ​humanwaste away from ​buildings to a ​place where they can be ​safely got ​rid of: a sewer ​pipe A ​complicatedsystem of sewers ​runs under the ​city.open sewer a channel for ​carrying away ​wastewater and ​waste from the ​humanbody that is above the ​ground and is not ​covered
(Definition of sewer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sewernoun [C]

 /ˈsu·ər/
an ​artificialpassage or ​pipe, usually ​underground, that ​carrieswaste and used ​water from ​sinks and ​toilets away from ​buildings to a ​place where they can be ​safelygottenrid of: The ​county is putting in new sewers.
(Definition of sewer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sewer”
in Spanish alcantarilla, cloaca…
in Vietnamese cống rãnh…
in Malaysian pembentung…
in Thai ท่อน้ำเสีย…
in French égout…
in German der Abwasserkanal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下水道, 排污管, 阴沟…
in Turkish lağım…
in Russian канализация…
in Indonesian selokan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下水道, 排水管, 陰溝…
in Polish ściek, kanał (ściekowy), kanalizacja…
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