Definition of sump in English:

sump

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noun

  • 1A pit or hollow in which liquid collects, especially one in the floor of a mine or basement.

    marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, carr
    1. 1.1A cesspool.
  • 2The base of an internal combustion engine, which serves as a reservoir of oil for the lubrication system.

    receptacle, container, holder, repository, tank

Pronunciation

sump

/səmp/

Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘marsh’): from Middle Dutch or Low German sump, or (in the mining sense) from German Sumpf; related to swamp.