Sewage meaning

so͝o'ĭj
Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.
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A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.
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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.

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Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.
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The waste matter carried off by sewers or drains.
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Origin of sewage

  • Perhaps sew sewer (from Middle English) (short for Anglo-Norman sewere sewer1) –age
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From sewer (“system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage") +"Ž -age or from sew (“to drain or draw off water") + -age.
    From Wiktionary