Effluent is defined as liquid waste products that are discharged.(noun)
An example of effluent is sewage dumped into the Mississippi river.
See effluent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L effluens: see effluence
See effluent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin effluēns, effluent-
Origin: , present participle of effluere, to flow out
Origin: : ex-, ex-
Origin: + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
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