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sump is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of sump in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 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.

sump frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sump occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sump can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sump can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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