sew|age [ˈsju:ıdʒ, ˈsu:- US ˈsu:-] n [U]
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: sewer]
the mixture of waste from the human body and used water that is carried away from houses by pipes under the ground
Chlorine is used in sewage treatment.
The factory secretly dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage (=that had not been treated) into the Ohio river.

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