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sluice

[ sloos ]
/ slus /
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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

sluicelike, 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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