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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Water mixed with waste matter adj. - That is flowing outward.

Usage examples (36)
  • The effluent is pumped into drainage ditches. visualjohn
  • The effluent is pumped to the top of the evaporators, and flows down the inside of the tubes as a thin film.
  • SOLID WASTE TREATMENT PLANT @ THE RIVER -- Further upstream the effluent from the treatment plant enters the river.
  • All of the effluent from the house flowed into a septic tank in the garden, then under the back garden wall and down the mountain. for more
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  • "Affluent" (or wealthy) people don't usually throw their money down the drain. If they did, their riches would turn into "effluent" (waste in a sewer).
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