wastewater

[ weyst-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun

water that has been used in washing, flushing, manufacturing, etc.; sewage.

Nearby words

  1. wasteland,
  2. wastelot,
  3. wastepaper,
  4. wastepaper basket,
  5. waster,
  6. wasteweir,
  7. wasting,
  8. wasting asset,
  9. wastingly,
  10. wastrel

Origin of wastewater

1400–50; late Middle English waste watre

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Word Origin and History for waste-water

wastewater

n.

mid-15c., from waste (adj.) + water (n.1).

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