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cloaca
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cloaca(
kloh
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ah
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kah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (plumbing)
a. sewer
Los ingenieros recorrieron las cloacas para inspeccionar el estado de los túneles.The engineers looked around the sewers to inspect the condition of the tunnels.
b. drain
El equipo de limpieza levantó la tapa de acceso y se metió en la cloaca.The cleaning squad lifted the manhole cover and entered the drain.
c. cloaca
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Vimos unas cloacas antiguas durante nuestro viaje a Roma.We saw some ancient cloacae on our trip to Rome.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(filthy place)
a. cesspool
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El detective siguió al ladrón, quien entró en la cloaca que era el barrio de Tepito.The detective followed the thief, who went into the cesspool that was the neighborhood of Tepito.
3.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(animal anatomy)
a. cloaca
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
La veterinaria examinó la cloaca del pájaro.The veterinarian examined the bird's cloaca.
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cloaca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. sewer
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cloaca
sewer; drain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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