American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Flowing out or forth.
- n. Something that flows out or forth, especially:
- n. A stream flowing out of a body of water.
- n. An outflow from a sewer or sewage system.
- n. A discharge of liquid waste, as from a factory or nuclear plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Flowing out; emanating.
- n. That which flows out or issues forth.
- n. Specifically, in geography, a stream that flows out of another stream or out of a lake: as, the Atchafalaya is an effluent of the Mississippi river.
- n. In mathematics, a covariant of a quantic of degree mn in i variables, the covariant being of degree m and in p variables, where p is the number of permutations that can be obtained by dividing n into i parts.
- adj. Flowing out; outflowing.
- n. A stream that flows out, such as from a lake or reservoir; an outflow; effluence.
- n. Sewage water that has been (partially) treated, and is released into a natural body of water; a flow of any liquid waste.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Flowing out.
- n. (Geog.) A stream that flows out of another stream or lake.
- adj. that is flowing outward
- n. water mixed with waste matter
- Middle English, from Latin effluēns, effluent-, present participle of effluere, to flow out : ex-, ex- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Also, if the grass courts were fertilized with fecal effluent from the Canada geese and Nutria overpopulating all of our public parks and golf courses, it would be a real "win-win" for nature and the economy.”
“There have been a number of bottling plants in India where the level of the water supply has dramatically dropped and in some cases there have been studies showing that effluent from the plants has dumped cadmium, chromium and other carcinogens onto the land of those who live in the community.”
“Noise rose from below like effluent from a blocked toilet and the light was so dim the waitress had to check the reservation book with a torch.”
“The effluent is pumped into drainage ditches. visualjohn”
“The effluent is pumped to the top of the evaporators, and flows down the inside of the tubes as a thin film.”
“At the treatment plants, the MWRD removes most of the pollutants and separates the solid wastes from the liquid wastes and then discharges the treated wastewater - called effluent - into the Chicago area waterways.”
“(Pratt says the effluent is a mixture of soot, dirt and salt, as well as some hazardous substances such as lead and arsenic.)”
“The end goal is treated water (called effluent), which San Francisco dumps into the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.”
“The cleaned effluent, which is cleaned liquid, which is what sewage becomes, is discharged into a waterway or the nearest lake or river.”
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