waste water

This page is about the collocation waste water

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

used water that's discharged from factories, farms, homes, etc.

For example

  • Waste water from the paper mill has killed all the fish in our river.

  • Purifying waste water from farms that use pesticides costs too much, so we don't do it.

Note:
A related collocation is "waste product"

Quick Quiz

Waste water is water that

a. has been wasted by people

b. has been used and discharged

c. hasn't been used for anything useful

Contributor: Matt Errey