American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The matter which passes through sewers; excreted and waste matter, solid and liquid, carried off in sewers and drains. Also sewerage.
- n. Same as sewerage, 1.
- n. Synonyms See sewerage.
- To fertilize by the application of sewage.
- To furnish with sewers; drain with sewers; sewer.
- n. A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.
- n. sewerage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers.
- n. Sewerage, 2.
- n. waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
- From sewer (“system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage”) + -age or from sew ("to drain or draw off water") + -age. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps sew, sewer (from Middle English, short for Anglo-Norman sewere; see sewer1) + -age. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term sewage many years ago was rightly applied to the excremental refuse of towns, but it is a most difficult matter to define the liquid that teems into our rivers under the name of sewage to-day; in most towns "chemical refuse" is the best name for the complex fluid running from the sewers.”
“The city forms its poisons which we call sewage and the body its poisons, which we call excreta (or carbonic acid, urea, uric acid, faeces, etc.)”
“All the wiring for power, water and sewage is in place.”
“Gas from sewage is just one part of a bigger project, which will see us using brewery and food waste and farm slurry to generate gas to heat homes.”
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“High rises waste tremendous amounts of energy and probably strain sewage and other facilities.”
“Unfortunately very little sewage is treated here in Xalapa, but a very large plant was inaugurated about 3 months ago.”
“Imagine the inspiration when the sewage is running.”
“Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind.”
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