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Meaning of effluent

ef•fluent

Pronunciation: (ef'l-unt), [key]
— adj.
  1. flowing out or forth.
—n.
  1. something that flows out or forth; outflow; effluence.
  2. a stream flowing out of a lake, reservoir, etc.
  3. sewage that has been treated in a septic tank or sewage treatment plant.
  4. sewage or other liquid waste that is discharged into a body of water, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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