• WordNet 3.6
    • adj effluent that is flowing outward
    • n effluent water mixed with waste matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Effluent (Geog) A stream that flows out of another stream or lake.
    • a Effluent Flowing out; as, effluent beams.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • effluent Flowing out; emanating.
    • n effluent That which flows out or issues forth.
    • n effluent Specifically, in geography, a stream that flows out of another stream or out of a lake: as, the Atchafalaya is an effluent of the Mississippi river.
    • n effluent In mathematics, a covariant of a quantic of degree mn in i variables, the covariant being of degree m and in p variables, where p is the number of permutations that can be obtained by dividing n into i parts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Effluent ef′floo-ent flowing out
    • n Effluent a stream that flows out of another stream or lake
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effluens, -entis, p. pr. of effluere, to flow out; ex, + fluere, to flow: cf. F. effluent,. See Fluent


In literature:

With Louisiana the United States gained control of the entire country watered by the Mississippi and its effluents.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Edward S. Ellis et. al.
If a colorless effluent were required, absolutely free from suspended matter, the additional cost is estimated at from L1,200 to L1,500.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
The effluent is fit for all the varied uses of a dye works, and is stated to be perfectly capable of sustaining fish life.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 787, January 31, 1891" by Various
Also discussed lime treatment of sewage effluent, grease traps, etc., etc.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Modified forms of effluent diversion, however, may offer more promise.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
The effluent or stream by which a lake discharges its water.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Neither filter could be depended on to give a clear effluent when the applied water was turbid.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXXII, June, 1911" by E. D. Hardy
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
In 1841-1843 he published several papers on the electricity of effluent steam.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
EFFLUENTS, a general term applying to liquids, on being discharged, after undergoing some form of treatment.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various

In news:

One of the more contentious issues for POTW wastewater dischargers has been the imposition of general use water quality and effluent limitations for discharges to low-flow or intermittent streams and other limited water bodies.
The valve is designed in response to customer demand for a valve that can be used in applications where a high volume of effluent must be tempered.
Effluent with your whitebait .
Morgan Technical Ceramics has earned the American Ceramic Society's 2012 Corporate Environmental Achievement Award for reducing environmental impacts by making process changes to reduce waste effluent discharges.
Dairy farm operators fined over illegal effluent discharge.
Legal costs in Wright Pierce effluent disposal suit reach $185,705.
Three Bay of Plenty dairy farm operators have been fined a total of almost $89,000 for illegally discharging effluent into a waterway.
State and federal environmental officials Friday formally designated the waters surrounding Martha's Vineyard and south of Cape Cod off limits for the discharging of boat effluent.
Lawrence to Use Effluent for Irrigation .
Nutrients leached from container pots contribute to irrigation effluent and add essential plant nutrients to the impoundment ponds, thus reducing costs.
Midway Park permanently closed for effluent line construction.
Stringent requirements for phosphorus effluent limits are quickly increasing across the country.
MBR Solution Provides Performance, Reusable Effluent.
Achute receives scrapings, and effluent water is piped in to push them into the Screening Washer Monster's square funnel hopper.
He adds that standard solid separation , from a purely mechanical standpoint, will not affect nutrient content of the effluent or solids very much.