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waste·wa·ter

 (wāst′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water that has been used, as for washing, flushing, or in a manufacturing process, and so contains waste products; sewage.

wastewater

(ˈweɪstˌwɔːtə)
adj
(Civil Engineering) relating to waste water

waste•wa•ter

(ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
water that has been used in washing, flushing, etc.; sewage.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastewater - water mixed with waste matterwastewater - water mixed with waste matter  
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
sewage, sewerage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
Translations
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wastewater

n aguas residuales
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