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effluent

  

      n  
1    liquid discharged as waste, as from an industrial plant or sewage works  
2    radioactive waste released from a nuclear power station  
3    a stream that flows out of another body of water  
4    something that flows out or forth  
      adj  
5    flowing out or forth  
     (C18: from Latin effluere to run forth, from fluere to flow)  
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effluent

  

      n  
1    effluvium, pollutant, sewage, waste  
2    discharge, effluence, efflux, emanation, emission, exhalation, flow, issue, outflow, outpouring  
      adj  
3    discharged, emanating, emitted, outflowing  

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