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affluence (AF loo wuhns; af LOO wuhns) (noun)
An abundance of riches, wealth, or opulence: The ideal economy has enough affluence to benefit everyone.
affluents (AF loo wuhns; af LOO wuhns) (noun)
Applies to people who have large incomes, usually incomes spent freely: The residents of the gated community, including Pete and Helen Box, were obviously affluents who were members of the international jet set.
effluence (EF loo uhns) (noun)
1. The act or process of flowing out: The effluence of enthusiasm of the Labor Day crowd could not be repressed.
2. Something that flows out or forth; the emitting or sending out: The odor of the gas leak became an effluence that made several people ill.
effluents (EF loo uhns) (noun)
Sewage liquids, or industrial chemicals, that are released as waste: The fish processing factory has been accused of discharging effluents into the river.
influence (IN floo wuhns) (noun)
1. The power of a person or a thing to affect others, seen only in its effect: Special-interest groups have too much influence on the government.
2. The ability to produce effects indirectly by means of power based on wealth, high position, etc.: The office gossip was that Ophelia, who was his secretary, had a strong urge to marry Jim Pendleton, the CEO, not for love, but because of his affluence (wealth) and influence in politics

The influence of the affluents didn't matter when the city was trying to solve the problem of the effluence of the effluents into the sewer system.

effluent (s) (noun), effluents (pl)
1. A liquid or gas that flows out or flows away; for example, a stream that flows out of a larger stream, a lake, or another body of water.
2. Liquid waste matter that results from sewage treatment or industrial processing; especially, such waste liquid released into waterways: "The factory up the river has been accused of discharging effluents into the river."
This entry is located in the following units: -ent (page 5) ex-, e-, ef- (page 1) fluct-, flucti-, -flux, flu-, flum-, -fluent, -fluence (page 2)
Word Entries containing the term: “effluents
activated sludge process, actilvated sludge effluent (s) (noun); activated sludge processes; actilvated sludge effluents (pl)
A widely used method for sewage treatment that raises the level of biological activity: An activated sludge process takes place due to an increase of contact between wastewater and actively growing micro-organisms.