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septage Syllabification: sep·tage
Pronunciation: /ˈseptij/

Definition of septage in English:


Excrement and other waste material contained in or removed from a septic tank.
Example sentences
  • At present most of the island's septage is simply dumped on vacant land and such activity not only poses a threat to the environment, but public health as well, it is at worst unsafe and unhygienic.
  • Dispose of septage from the tank in a safe, legal manner.
  • Septage can be applied to the land as a fertilizer and. soil conditioner.


1970s: from septic, on the pattern of sewage.

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