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Meaning of EFFLUENT

Pronunciation:  'efloount

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  water mixed with waste matter
  2. [adj]  that is flowing outward

EFFLUENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: outflowing, outgoing, sewer water, wastewater
 See Also: sewage, sewerage, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ef"flu*ent\, a. [L. effluens, -entis, p. pr. of
    effluere to flow out; ex + fluere to flow: cf. F. effluent.
    See {Fluent}.]
    Flowing out; as, effluent beams. --Parnell.
  2. \Ef"flu*ent\, n. (Geog.)
    A stream that flows out of another stream or lake.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Liquid waste from sewage treatment or industrial processes, especially such liquid waste that is released into a river or other waterway.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: affluent, bayou, billabong, branch, confluent, confluent stream, dejecta, dejection, dejecture, dendritic drainage pattern, discharge, effused, effusive, egesta, ejecta, ejectamenta, ejection, excrement, excreta, excretes, extravasate, extravasated, extravasation, exudate, exudation, feeder, fork, outbound, outflowing, outgoing, outpouring, outward-bound, prong, transudate, transudation, tributary, waste, waste matter