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ef·flu·ent

effluent

 
pronunciation:
e flu ihnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: sewage or other liquid waste that flows into a body of water such as a river or lake.
Many fish and plants in the lake were killed by the effluent that spilled from the broken sewage pipes.
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ef- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix ef- is an assimilated form of the prefix ex-, used before roots beginning with f, such as "fac" and "fus." See ex-.
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flu, fluct, flux, fluv, flum Latin root that means flow