- 1A pit or hollow in which liquid collects, in particular.More example sentences
- The firm also claimed that each skip had four drainage holes to allow waste liquid to drain into a sump.
- All the leachate drains by gravity from the leachate collection layer to a sump, from which it is pumped out of the landfill for treatment and disposal.
- Back then there were not many cave divers active in the Yorkshire Dales and most sumps were virtually unexplored.
- 1.1The base of an internal combustion engine, which serves as a reservoir of oil for the lubrication system.More example sentences
- Older engines used a camshaft located in the sump near the crankshaft.
- There is also a ladder frame assembly between the sump and crankcase.
- They prevent the fuel/air mixture and exhaust in the combustion chamber from leaking into the sump during compression and combustion.
- 1.3A cesspool.More example sentences
- If all houses and apartment complexes keep their water tanks and sumps clean and treated with chlorine frequently, mosquito breeding can be prevented to an extent.
- ‘No power in our house also means we cannot pump water from the sumps to the tank,’ Mukund, a resident, complained.
- A waste sump overflowed in September causing hundreds of gallons of contaminated water to pour into the Gullielands Burn which flows through the Chapelcross site.
Middle English (in the sense 'marsh'): from Middle Dutch or Low German sump, or (in the mining sense) from German Sumpf; related to swamp.
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