wastewater

  

Definition

Spent or used water with dissolved or suspended solids, discharged from homes, commercial establishments, farms, and industries.

Use wastewater in a sentence

  • After the big storm in 2013, almost the entirety of the local sewage treatment plant was flooded with disgusting wastewater.

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  • The plant produced a great deal of wastewater in the river, but the level of contaminants was considered to be relatively safe.

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  • When you decide to use the bathroom and flush the toilet, the water that was in the stool turns into wastewater.

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