pumpage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pump +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

pumpage (countable and uncountable, plural pumpages)

  1. That which is raised by pumps.
  2. The amount of work done by pumps.
    • 1962, Arthur John Zeizel, Ground-water resources of Du Page County, Illinois
      A comparison of Silurian dolomite aquifer water-level hydrographs and pumpage graphs indicates that in general water-level decline is directly proportional to pumpage and suggests that recharge balances discharge.