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Noun

Singular
sewage

Plural
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sewage (-)
  1. A suspension of liquid and solid waste, and water runoff, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.
  2. (Obsolete usage) sewerage.

Etymology

Via Old French essouier = "to drain" from Late Latin exaquare. The formal Latin antecedents of "sewer" and "sewage" are exaquarium and exaquaticum.

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