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sluice

 (slo͞os)
n.
1.
a. An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow: sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
b. A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate: open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called sluice gate.
2. A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
3. A sluiceway.
4. A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
v. sluiced, sluic·ing, sluic·es
v.tr.
1. To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
2. To wash with water flowing in a sluice: sluicing sediment for gold.
3. To draw off or let out by a sluice: sluice floodwater.
4. To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
v.intr.
To flow out from or as if from a sluice.

[Middle English scluse, from Old French escluse, from Late Latin exclūsa, from Latin, feminine past participle of exclūdere, to shut out; see exclude.]
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sluice

(sluːs)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) Also called: sluiceway a channel that carries a rapid current of water, esp one that has a sluicegate to control the flow
2. (Civil Engineering) the body of water controlled by a sluicegate
3. (Civil Engineering) See sluicegate
4. (Mining & Quarrying) mining an inclined trough for washing ore, esp one having riffles on the bottom to trap particles
5. (Forestry) an artificial channel through which logs can be floated
6. informal a brief wash in running water
vb
7. (tr) to draw out or drain (water, etc) from (a pond, etc) by means of a sluice
8. (tr) to wash or irrigate with a stream of water
9. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) mining to wash in a sluice
10. (Forestry) (tr) to send (logs, etc) down a sluice
11. (intr; often foll by away or out) (of water, etc) to run or flow from or as if from a sluice
12. (tr) to provide with a sluice
[C14: from Old French escluse, from Late Latin exclūsa aqua water shut out, from Latin exclūdere to shut out, exclude]
ˈsluiceˌlike adj
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sluice

(slus)

n., v. sluiced, sluic•ing. n.
1. an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice′ gate`) at the upper end for regulating the flow.
2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate.
3. a channel, esp. one carrying off surplus water.
4. an artificial stream or channel of water for moving solid matter: a lumbering sluice.
5. a long, sloping trough with grooves on the bottom, into which water is directed to separate gold from gravel or sand.
v.t.
6. to let out (water) by opening a sluice.
7. to drain (a pond, lake, etc.) by opening a sluice.
8. to flush or cleanse with a rush of water: to sluice the decks of a ship.
9. to wash in a sluice.
v.i.
10. to flow or pour through a sluice.
[1300–50; < Old French escluse < Late Latin exclūsa, a water barrier, derivative of Latin exclūdere to exclude]
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sluice


Past participle: sluiced
Gerund: sluicing

Imperative
sluice
sluice
Present
I sluice
you sluice
he/she/it sluices
we sluice
you sluice
they sluice
Preterite
I sluiced
you sluiced
he/she/it sluiced
we sluiced
you sluiced
they sluiced
Present Continuous
I am sluicing
you are sluicing
he/she/it is sluicing
we are sluicing
you are sluicing
they are sluicing
Present Perfect
I have sluiced
you have sluiced
he/she/it has sluiced
we have sluiced
you have sluiced
they have sluiced
Past Continuous
I was sluicing
you were sluicing
he/she/it was sluicing
we were sluicing
you were sluicing
they were sluicing
Past Perfect
I had sluiced
you had sluiced
he/she/it had sluiced
we had sluiced
you had sluiced
they had sluiced
Future
I will sluice
you will sluice
he/she/it will sluice
we will sluice
you will sluice
they will sluice
Future Perfect
I will have sluiced
you will have sluiced
he/she/it will have sluiced
we will have sluiced
you will have sluiced
they will have sluiced
Future Continuous
I will be sluicing
you will be sluicing
he/she/it will be sluicing
we will be sluicing
you will be sluicing
they will be sluicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sluicing
you have been sluicing
he/she/it has been sluicing
we have been sluicing
you have been sluicing
they have been sluicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sluicing
you will have been sluicing
he/she/it will have been sluicing
we will have been sluicing
you will have been sluicing
they will have been sluicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sluicing
you had been sluicing
he/she/it had been sluicing
we had been sluicing
you had been sluicing
they had been sluicing
Conditional
I would sluice
you would sluice
he/she/it would sluice
we would sluice
you would sluice
they would sluice
Past Conditional
I would have sluiced
you would have sluiced
he/she/it would have sluiced
we would have sluiced
you would have sluiced
they would have sluiced
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sluice - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegatesluice - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate, floodgate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
Verb1.sluice - pour as if from a sluice; "An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"
rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, pelt, stream, pour - rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
2.sluice - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"
souse, soak, sop, dowse, drench, douse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
3.sluice - transport in or send down a sluice; "sluice logs"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
4.sluice - draw through a sluice; "sluice water"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
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sluice

verb drain, cleanse, flush, drench, wash out, wash down sluicing off dust at the town fountain
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Translations
قَناة تَصْريف الماء
kanálvýpustný otvor
sluse
kifolyócsatorna
flóîgáttskurîur, renna, ræsi
šliuzas
kanālsslūžas
výpustný otvor
ustava
savaksavaktan akan su

sluice

[sluːs]
A. N (= gate) → esclusa f, compuerta f; (= waterway) → canal m, conducto m; (= barrier) → dique m de contención
to give sth a sluice downregar algo, echar agua sobre algo (para lavarlo)
B. VT to sluice sth down or outregar algo, echar agua sobre algo (para lavarlo)
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sluice

[ˈsluːs]
nécluse f
vt
to sluice down, to sluice out → laver à grande eausluice gate nporte f d'écluse
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sluice

nSchleuse f; (Min) → (Wasch)rinne f; to give the car/wall a sluice downWasser über das Auto/gegen die Wand schütten; (with hose) → das Auto/die Wand abspritzen
vt orewaschen; to sluice something (down)etw abspritzen
vi to sluice outherausschießen

sluice

:
sluicegate
nSchleusentor nt
sluiceway
n(Schleusen)kanal m
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sluice

[sluːs]
1. n (also sluicegate) → chiusa (also sluiceway) → canale m di chiusa
2. vt to sluice down or outlavare con abbondante acqua
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sluice

(sluːs) noun
1. (often ˈsluice-gate) a sliding gate for controlling a flow of water in an artificial channel. We shall have to open the sluice.
2. the channel or the water which flows through it.
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References in classic literature ?
Not a sluice gate, or a painted scale upon a post or wall, showing the depth of water, but seemed to hint, like the dreadfully facetious Wolf in bed in Grandmamma's cottage, 'That's to drown YOU in, my dears!' Not a lumbering black barge, with its cracked and blistered side impending over them, but seemed to suck at the river with a thirst for sucking them under.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): To keep water levels in check, sluice gates of Bhadbada dam were opened on Saturday after the area witnessed heavy rainfall over the past few days.
The Chicago Police Marine Unit conducted a search of the harbor using underwater camera equipment and found her body at the bottom of the lake near the sluice gates of the harbor, according to police.
The airport was closed on August 15 after it was flooded when various dams in Idukki district opened their sluice gates in the wake of torrential rains.
Why hadn't they closed the sluice gates of the dam?
Taunton magistrates court heard Goddard used a crowbar to force open the sluice gates and bragged about the act at a New Year's Eve party.
The Disaster Management Centre said that rains and strong winds forced authorities to open the sluice gates of four major hydroelectricity reservoirs in central Sri Lanka to prevent damage to dams.
Councillor Martin Mullaney, cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, said that before the de-silting process could start, work to replace three broken sluice gates, is expected to be completed by the end of March.
Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Tuesday warned two industrial estates in eastern Bangkok that they are at risk of flooding as the metropolitan government in Bangkok has been ordered to open canal sluice gates to alleviate flooding in upstream communities.
Miss Evans asked: "Had the killer gone and got rid of the handbag in the sluice gates and entirely by coincidence some hours later the defendant's tracksuit bottoms which he hung 30ft up at the back of the factory happened to find their way into the same sluice gates?" She said it was understandable why Ffion's brother Elgan had been a murder suspect at one stage.
Sluice gates have been opened up to prevent damage to the tanks.