effluent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin effluens, effluentis.

Adjective[edit]

effluent (not comparable)

  1. Flowing out; outflowing.
    • Parnell
      Effluent beams.

Noun[edit]

effluent (plural effluents)

  1. A stream that flows out, such as from a lake or reservoir; an outflow; effluence.
  2. Sewage water that has been (partially) treated, and is released into a natural body of water; a flow of any liquid waste.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8891: 
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

effluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of effluō