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conduit (noun) a pipe, tube, or passage for liquids or gas to flow through; a person, an organization, a country, etc., through which things, information, etc., are passed on from one place to another place.

Pipes, tubes, channels, etc., through which liquids or gases pass through from one place to another, are conduits. For example, when water is to be carried from its source to a distant point, we use pipes to make the water reach the point. The pipe is a conduit. The pipeline through which gas is passed from place to place is a conduit. A person, an organization, or a country through which weapons, drugs, money, information, etc., are sent secretly is a conduit. If a country is the route of the passage of these things, it is a conduit. South Asian countries have been the conduits for drug trafficking, that is, drugs have been illegally taken to the other countries via the South Asian countries.

  • A conduit has been laid from the oasis to the far end of the desert, to assure the region of enough supply of drinking water.
  • Ann acted as the conduit for the bribes and the kickbacks demanded by the director of the company from those who wanted dealership of the products of the company. It is rumored further that she gave the director only a part of the money she collected.
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