from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.
  • n. sewerage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers.
  • n. Sewerage, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fertilize by the application of sewage.
  • To furnish with sewers; drain with sewers; sewer.
  • 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.

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

  • n. waste matter carried away in sewers or drains


Perhaps sew, sewer (from Middle English, short for Anglo-Norman sewere; see sewer1) + -age.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)



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