sump

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From either Middle Dutch somp or Middle Low German sump, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sumpaz. Cognate with swamp.

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Noun[edit]

sump ‎(plural sumps)

  1. A hollow or pit into which liquid drains, such as a cesspool, cesspit or sink.
  2. The lowest part of a mineshaft into which water drains.
  3. A completely flooded cave passage, sometimes passable by diving.
  4. (automotive) The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal combustion engine.
  5. (nautical) The pit at the lowest point in a circulating or drainage system (FM 55-501).
  6. (construction) An intentional depression around a drain or scupper that promotes drainage.

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Verb[edit]

sump ‎(third-person singular simple present sumps, present participle sumping, simple past and past participle sumped)

  1. (transitive) Of a cave passage, to end in a sump, or to fill completely with water on occasion.
    • We discovered a new passage, but it sumped after 100 metres.
    • This low passage sumps quickly after moderate rainfall.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sump and German Sumpf

Noun[edit]

sump m ‎(definite singular sumpen, indefinite plural sumper, definite plural sumpene)

  1. a swamp (type of wetland)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sump and German Sumpf

Noun[edit]

sump m ‎(definite singular sumpen, indefinite plural sumpar, definite plural sumpane)

  1. a swamp (type of wetland)

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