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“… have a sump to collect propellant in to …”

meanings of sump


  1. The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal combustion engine.
  2. A completely flooded cave passage, sometimes passable by diving.
  3. The pit at the lowest point in a circulating or drainage system (FM 55-501).
  4. The lowest part of a mineshaft into which water drains.
  5. A hollow or pit into which liquid drains, such as a cesspool, cesspit or sink.
  6. An intentional depression around a drain or scupper that promotes drainage.


  1. Of a cave passage, to end in a sump, or to fill completely with water on occasion.

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