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sluice

sluice

pronunciation:
slus
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man-made channel, fitted with a control gate, through which water flows.
definition 2: the water controlled by such a channel and gate.
definition 3: a man-made inclined water channel for transporting objects such as logs.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sluiced, sluices, sluicing
definition 1: to fill with or drain of water using a sluice.
definition 2: to wash or rinse with a large quantity of water.
definition 3: to transport using a sluice.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pour or flow from, or as if from, a sluice.
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