from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A system of sewers.
  • noun Removal of waste materials by means of a sewer system.
  • noun Sewage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process or system of collecting refuse and removing it from dwellings by means of sewers.
  • noun A system of sewers: as, the sewerage of London.
  • noun Same as sewage. 1.
  • noun Synonyms Sewerage, Sewage. Sewerage is generally applied to the system of sewers, and sewage to the matter carried off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The construction of a sewer or sewers.
  • noun The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers.
  • noun The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sewer system.
  • noun Common misspelling of sewage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  • noun waste matter carried away in sewers or drains


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