sewage

[ soo-ij ]
/ ˈsu ɪdʒ /

noun

the waste matter that passes through sewers.
Also sewerage.

Origin of sewage

1825–35; sew(er)1 (as if the ending was -er1) + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for sewage

sewage
/ (ˈsuːɪdʒ) /

noun

waste matter from domestic or industrial establishments that is carried away in sewers or drains for dumping or conversion into a form that is not toxic

Word Origin for sewage

C19: back formation from sewer 1
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