sewage works

sewage works
noun
facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
Syn: ↑sewage system, ↑sewer system
Hypernyms: ↑facility, ↑installation
Part Holonyms: ↑infrastructure, ↑base
Part Meronyms: ↑sewer, ↑sewerage, ↑cloaca, ↑sewer main, ↑sewer line

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sewage works noun
A place where sewage is treated and purified before being discharged into a river or the sea
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Main Entry:sew

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sewage works UK US noun [countable] [singular sewage works plural sewage works] british
a place where waste substances are treated with chemicals to make them less harmful
Thesaurus: factories and industrial buildingshyponym
Variant: sewage farm

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ˈsewage works [sewage works] (also sewage ˈtreatment works, sewage disˈposal works) noun countable + singular or plural verb (BrE)
a place where chemicals are used to clean ↑sewage so that it can then be allowed to go into rivers, etc. or used to make ↑manure

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