noun Date: 15th century water that has been used (as in a manufacturing process) ; sewage

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  • wastewater — water that carries wastes from homes, businesses, and industries; a mixture of water and dissolved or suspended solids …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • wastewater — /wayst waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. water that has been used in washing, flushing, manufacturing, etc.; sewage. [1400 50; late ME waste watre] * * * …   Universalium

  • wastewater — noun Any water that has been used by some human domestic or industrial activity and, because of that, now contains waste products. Syn: sewage …   Wiktionary

  • wastewater — waste•wa•ter [[t]ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, ˌwɒt ər[/t]] n. cvb civ water that has been used in washing, flushing, etc.; sewage • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • wastewater — /ˈweɪstwɔtə/ (say waystwawtuh) noun water that has been used in residences, businesses, factories, recreational vehicles, etc., containing waste such as faeces, chemicals, etc. Compare greywater. Also, waste water …   Australian English dictionary

  • wastewater — noun water mixed with waste matter (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑effluent, ↑sewer water • Hypernyms: ↑waste, ↑waste material, ↑waste matter, ↑waste product …   Useful english dictionary

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