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effluent

Pronunciation: /ˈefluənt/

Translation of effluent in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (liquid waste) vertidos (masculine plural); (sewage) aguas (feminine plural) residuales radioactive effluent vertidos radioactivos
    Example sentences
    • Ground water is polluted by industrial effluent and human waste.
    • Treated effluent is still discharged into Maguires Creek, the Richmond River and the Pacific Ocean.
    • However, there were occasions when because of the poor quality industrial effluents being discharged into the river the water could carry no oxygen and it was impossible for fish to survive.
  • 2 countable/numerable (stream flowing from lake) [Geography/Geografía][ arroyo que desagua un lago ]

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