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See definition of sump on Dictionary.com
  • as inbog
  • as incesspool
  • as inseptic tank

synonyms for sump

  • lowland
  • marshland
  • wetlands
  • fen
  • marsh
  • mire
  • morass
  • moss
  • peat
  • quag
  • quagmire
  • slough
  • cesspool
  • sewer
  • catchbasin
  • cesspit
  • septic system
  • sewage-disposal tank
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How to use sump in a sentence

Low-lying places are more prone to this cooling, especially in sheltered valleys where winds can’t cause a stir, so they become a sump of cold air.
HOW A BEWITCHING WEATHER PHENOMENON TOOK OVER A MAINE TOWNSHI EN KIMJANUARY 25, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
Army “hot waste” dumping records indicate it left radioactive cooling water buried in a sump in the Greenland ice sheet.
THE US MILITARY’S FIRST EXPERIMENT WITH PORTABLE NUCLEAR REACTORS WAS SHORT AND TRAGICPURBITA SAHAJULY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Others show holes in netting around sump ponds meant to keep out wildlife and birds attracted by the shiny, sticky pools.
ARE CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES COMPLYING WITH THE LAW? EVEN REGULATORS OFTEN DON’T KNOW.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUNMARCH 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
Ef I aint done come traipsin' off en lef' my ole man money-pus, en he got sump'n' in dar w'at he won't take a purty fer, needer!
NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUSJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
He put his leg up on a bench and an old gentleman seen sump'n stickin' out.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
The average elevation that the water has to be raised is 65 feet, measuring from center of sump to point of delivery.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 446, JULY 19, 1884VARIOUS
That was sumpty-sump years ago,” said Artie Van Arlen, “you have him in the third grade.
TOM SLADE ON THE RIVERPERCY K. FITZHUGH
He had rather a fine horse, and in passing a sump-hole, his sled had skidded and slipped downhill into the water.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
No, sir, nothin' in 'tickler ain't de matter, 'ceppin' dat Miss Kitty had sump'n' ter tell you.
MINGOJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Sumpsimus, sump′si-mus, n. a correct expression displacing an incorrect but common one (see Mumpsimus).
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUMP

  • fen
  • lowland
  • marsh
  • marshland
  • mire
  • morass
  • moss
  • peat
  • quag
  • quagmire
  • slough
  • sump
  • wetlands
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.