absorption field


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absorption field

[əb′sȯrp·shən ‚fēld]
(civil engineering)
Trenches containing coarse aggregate about distribution pipes permitting septic-tank effluent to seep into surrounding soil. Also known as disposal field.

absorption field, disposal field

absorption field composed of absorption trenches Extent of coarse aggregate indicated by shaded area
A system of trenches containing coarse aggregate and distribution pipes through which septic-tank effluent may seep into the surrounding soil.
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