Definitions for sewageˈsu ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sew•ageˈsu ɪdʒ(n.)

also sewerage

  1. the waste matter that passes through sewers.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of sewage:

1825–35; sew (er )1+ -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sewage, sewerage(noun)

    waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sewage(noun)ˈsu ɪdʒ

    dirty water and waste from people's bodies taken from buildings into a system of pipes

    a sewage treatment plant


  1. sewage(Noun)

    A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.

  2. sewage(Noun)

    (Obsolete usage) sewerage.

  3. Origin: From or from sew + -age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sewage(noun)

    the contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers

  2. Sewage(noun)

    sewerage, 2


  1. Sewage

    Sewage is a water-carried waste, in solution or suspension, that is intended to be removed from a community. Also known as wastewater, it is more than 99% water and is characterized by volume or rate of flow, physical condition, chemical constituents and the bacteriological organisms that it contains. In loose American English usage, the terms 'sewage' and 'sewerage' are sometimes interchanged. Both words are descended from Old French assewer, derived from the Latin exaquare, "to drain out"

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sewage

    Refuse liquid or waste matter carried off by sewers. (Webster, 3d ed)

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waste matter (carried away in sewers).

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