[ US /ˈɛfɫuənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛfluːənt/ ]
  1. water mixed with waste matter
  1. that is flowing outward
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How To Use effluent In A Sentence

  • The roots of the reeds contain naturally occurring bacteria which transform toxic elements contained in factory effluent, into benign substances.
  • Noise rose from below like effluent from a blocked toilet and the light was so dim the waitress had to check the reservation book with a torch. Restaurant review: Platform
  • In future it will be necessary to pump this effluent, to aerate it and de-water surplus sludge from the treatment process.
  • Plus an unpleasant whiff of effluent as in the previous week's remorseless attacks on Cherie Blair, not for anything she's said or done but for the way she looks.
  • A watercourse viewed primarily as an effluent carrier will be thought better able to tolerate further pollution.
  • A group of girls presented a project on water pollution and expressed concern over the effluent discharge into river and how it had affected the marine life.
  • Substantial investment programmes in information technology and new effluent treatment plant to meet the latest regulatory requirements were also initiated.
  • Excessive acidity and osmotic pressure in the gastric effluent can also retard emptying.
  • He said that the company, which admitted one count of discharging effluent, took environmental issues seriously.
  • It's probably feasible to treat and store water from effluent for well under a dollar a kilolitre.
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