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noun as in bog

noun as in cesspool

Strong match

noun as in septic tank

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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.

Army “hot waste” dumping records indicate it left radioactive cooling water buried in a sump in the Greenland ice sheet.

Others show holes in netting around sump ponds meant to keep out wildlife and birds attracted by the shiny, sticky pools.

Those vapors condense into a liquid later in the process and that “condensate” is collected in a storage area, called a sump.

Then they install sump pumps to remove remnant toxic waters.

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!

He put his leg up on a bench and an old gentleman seen sump'n stickin' out.

The average elevation that the water has to be raised is 65 feet, measuring from center of sump to point of delivery.

That was sumpty-sump years ago,” said Artie Van Arlen, “you have him in the third grade.

He had rather a fine horse, and in passing a sump-hole, his sled had skidded and slipped downhill into the water.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sump, such as: lowland, marshland, wetlands, fen, marsh, and mire.

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