Definition of “effluent” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “effluent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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effluentnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈefˌlu·ənt/

liquid waste that is sent out from factories or other places, often into the sea or rivers:

[ C ] Industrial effluents and sewage remain problems.

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