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sluice

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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.

RELATED WORDS

flume, soak, gush, valve, pour, wash, douse, flush, gate, channel, trough

Nearby words

sluggardly, slugger, slugging average, sluggish, sluggishly, sluice, sluicegate, sluiceway, sluit, slum, slumber

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
Related formssluice·like, adjectiveun·der·sluice, nounun·sluiced, adjective
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sluice

/ (sluːs) /

noun

verb

Derived Formssluicelike, 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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