[ weyst-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
water that has been used in washing, flushing, manufacturing, etc.; sewage.
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- wastepaper basket,
- wasting asset,
Origin of wastewater
1400–50; late Middle English waste watre
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