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earthwork Tweet Definition of earthwork Like Definition of earthwork on Facebook
noun
  1. Any structure made from earth; especially an embankment or rampart used as a fortification
effluent Tweet Definition of effluent Like Definition of effluent on Facebook
noun
  1. A stream that flows out, such as from a lake or reservoir; an outflow; effluence.
  2. Sewage water that has been (partially) treated, and is released into a natural body of water; a flow of any liquid waste.
adjective
  1. Flowing out; outflowing.
embank Tweet Definition of embank Like Definition of embank on Facebook
verbto embank
  1. To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.
embankment Tweet Definition of embankment Like Definition of embankment on Facebook
noun
  1. a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
excavation Tweet Definition of excavation Like Definition of excavation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
  2. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
  3. An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
  4. The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
excavator Tweet Definition of excavator Like Definition of excavator on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who excavates
  2. A curette used to scrape out pathological material
  3. A vehicle, often on tracks, used to dig ditches etc; a backhoe

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