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  1. the removal of waste water and refuse by means of sewers.
  2. a system of sewers.
  3. sewage.
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Origin of sewerage

First recorded in 1825–35; sewer1 + -age
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Historical Examples

  • Every day I heard of the swindles as well as of the sewerage.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Harry Furniss

  • The sewerage and wire-pipes lay like tangled pythons on its floor.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • A city government, for instance, constructs a system of sewerage.

    Monopolies and the People

    Charles Whiting Baker

  • In sober seriousness, this subject of sewerage has been most absurdly neglected.

  • This point, then, of sewerage we freely concede to the Whigs.

British Dictionary definitions for sewerage


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


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

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