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sewernoun [C]

uk   /sʊər/ us   /ˈsuː.ɚ/
a large pipe, usually underground, that is used for carrying waste water and human waste away from buildings to a place where they can be safely got rid of: a sewer pipe A complicated system of sewers runs under the city.
open sewer
a channel for carrying away waste water and waste from the human body 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 artificial passage or pipe, usually underground, that carries waste and used water from sinks and toilets away from buildings to a place where they can be safely gotten rid of: The county is putting in new sewers.
(Definition of sewer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sewer”
in Vietnamese cống rãnh…
in Spanish alcantarilla, cloaca…
in Malaysian pembentung…
in Thai ท่อน้ำเสีย…
in French égout…
in German der Abwasserkanal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 下水道, 排水管, 陰溝…
in Russian канализация…
in Turkish lağım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下水道, 排污管, 阴沟…
in Indonesian selokan…
in Polish ściek, kanał (ściekowy), kanalizacja…
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