sewerage

[ soo-er-ij ]
/ ˈsu ər ɪdʒ /

noun

the removal of waste water and refuse by means of sewers.
a system of sewers.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. sewell,
  2. sewell, anna,
  3. sewellel,
  4. sewer,
  5. sewer pill,
  6. sewin,
  7. sewing,
  8. sewing circle,
  9. sewing cotton,
  10. sewing machine

Origin of sewerage

First recorded in 1825–35; sewer1 + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for sewerage

sewerage

/ (ˈsuːərɪdʒ) /

noun

an arrangement of sewers
the removal of surface water or sewage by means of sewers
another word for sewage
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Word Origin and History for sewerage

sewerage

n.

1832, from sewer (n.1) + -age.

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