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Topic: ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: sewer

sewage

noun
     
sew‧age [uncountable]
SGE the mixture of waste from the human body and used water that is carried away from houses by pipes under the ground:
Chlorine is used in sewage treatment.
The factory secretly dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage (=that had not been treated) into the Ohio river.
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