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Origin of effluent
Examples from the Web for effluent
Yet overall the media absolutely adores cruise-ship stories, especially if they can be connected to effluent.In Defense of Cruises: Ignore the Carnival Sewage Disaster|Andrew Roberts|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is, as it were, an effluent and an affluent stream passing along the mouth parts.The Flea|Harold Russell
If the paper works be those working up wood pulp, the pollutions of effluent water will be about as noxious as they well can be.The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing|Watson Smith
The effluent water is not of course chemically pure, but sufficiently so to be turned into any ordinary stream.
The effluent water was let flow into the river, and the sludge was carried down the river in barges and cast into the sea.The Sanitary Evolution of London|Henry Lorenzo Jephson
Modified forms of effluent diversion, however, may offer more promise.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
Word Origin for effluent
mid-15c., from Latin effluentem (see effluence). As a noun, from 1859; meaning "liquid industrial waste" is from 1930.