sewage

(redirected from sanitary sewage)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

sew·age

 (so͞o′ĭj)
n.
Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.

[Perhaps sew, sewer (from Middle English, short for Anglo-Norman sewere; see sewer1) + -age.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sewage

(ˈsuːɪdʒ)
n
waste matter from domestic or industrial establishments that is carried away in sewers or drains for dumping or conversion into a form that is not toxic
[C19: back formation from sewer1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sew•age

(ˈsu ɪdʒ)

also sewerage



n.
the waste matter that passes through sewers.
[1825–35; sew (er)1 + -age]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sewage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drainssewage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
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"
effluent, sewer water, wastewater - water mixed with waste matter
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

sewage

noun waste, shit (taboo slang), slops, sewerage, effluent, excrement the MP's call for more treatment of raw sewage
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
مِياه المَجاري
splašky
spildevand
szennyvíz
skolp
splašky
odplaka
lâğım pisliği

sewage

[ˈsjuːɪdʒ]
A. Naguas fpl residuales or cloacales
B. CPD sewage disposal Ndepuración f de aguas residuales or cloacales
sewage farm N sewage works NSINGestación f depuradora
sewage system Nalcantarillado m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sewage

[ˈsuːɪdʒ] neaux fpl usées
raw sewage → eaux fpl usées brutessewage works sewage treatment works nstation f d'épuration
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sewage

nAbwasser nt; sewage sludgeKlärschlamm m

sewage

:
sewage disposal
sewage farm
nRieselfeld nt
sewage works
n sing or plKläranlage f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sewage

[ˈsjuːɪdʒ] nacque fpl di scolo, liquami mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sewer1

(ˈsjuə) noun
an underground pipe or channel for carrying away water etc from drains.
ˈsewage (-idʒ) noun
waste matter (carried away in sewers).
sewage farm
a place where sewage is treated and disposed of.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

sewage

n. aguas de alcantarilla, cloacas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sewage

n aguas negras, (wastewater) aguas residuales
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Little in Cambridge, Mass., "The amount of radioactivity coming out of a hospital's sanitary sewage system because of patient excreta wouldn't be allowed if it were coming out of a nuclear reactor."
"It's still to be decided if they have to build their own package plant." Since 70 percent of Manhattan is connected to sewers which carry both sanitary sewage and rainwater, there is still a problem when it rains.