Raw sewage flows from a pipe polluting a river.
- Sewage is defined as waste matter and excrement carried away in drains.
Waste matter that you flush down your toilet that gets carried away in the sewer is an example of sewage.
Origin of sewagesew(er) + -age
Origin of sewagePerhaps sew, sewer (from Middle English, short for Anglo-Norman sewere; see sewer1) + –age.
(countable and uncountable, plural sewages)