sluice

[ sloos ]
/ slus /

noun

verb (used with object), sluiced, sluic·ing.

verb (used without object), sluiced, sluic·ing.

to flow or pour through or as if through a sluice.

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Origin of sluice

1300–50; Middle English scluse (noun) < Old French escluse < Late Latin exclūsa, a water barrier, noun use of feminine of Latin exclūsus, past participle of exclūdere to exclude

OTHER WORDS FROM sluice

sluice·like, adjectiveun·der·sluice, nounun·sluiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sluice

sluice
/ (sluːs) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of sluice

sluicelike, adjective

Word Origin for sluice

C14: from Old French escluse, from Late Latin exclūsa aqua water shut out, from Latin exclūdere to shut out, exclude
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