effluent vs wastewater what difference

what is difference between effluent and wastewater

English

Etymology

From French effluent, from Latin effluens, effluentis.

Adjective

effluent (not comparable)

  1. Flowing out; outflowing.

Noun

effluent (plural effluents)

  1. A stream that flows out, such as from a lake or reservoir; an outflow; effluence.
  2. Sewage water that has been (partially) treated, and is released into a natural body of water; a flow of any liquid waste.

Translations


French

Adjective

effluent (feminine singular effluente, masculine plural effluents, feminine plural effluentes)

  1. effluent

Noun

effluent m (plural effluents)

  1. effluent

Latin

Verb

effluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of effluō


English

Alternative forms

  • waste water, waste-water

Etymology

waste +‎ water

Noun

wastewater (countable and uncountable, plural wastewaters)

  1. Any water that has been used in some human domestic or industrial activity and, because of that, now contains waste products.

Synonyms

  • sewage

Translations


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