sump drain n.
A drain consisting of a smaller tube within a larger tube through which fluid passes as a result of suction.
noun 1. (Scot) a stupid person; simpleton
noun 1. a pump for removing liquid or wastes from a sump.
noun, plural sumpsimuses for 2. 1. adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form (opposed to mumpsimus). 2. a person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness (opposed to mumpsimus).
- Sump syndrome
sump syndrome n. A complication of side-to-side choledochoduodenostomy in which the lower end of the common bile duct occasionally acts as a diverticulum and traps food particles, a process that may result in infection.