Effluent

Nate Blohm

Definition

n. A stream or overflow from a larger body of water, or from a channel or sewer.


adj. Flowing out

Synonyms

  1. outflow
  2. discharge
  3. emission

Antonyms

  1. influx
  2. immigration
  3. termination

Examples

  • Contaminated effluents bring sewage from one lake downstream to another.
  • Effluent gases were emitted from the tailpipe of the loud car.
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'Ice needles' flowing out of a lake caught on camera in Minnesota