waste product


waste product
noun
any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
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they collect the waste once a week

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much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers

Syn: ↑waste, ↑waste material, ↑waste matter
Derivationally related forms: ↑waste (for: ↑waste)
Hypernyms: ↑material, ↑stuff
Hyponyms:

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noun
1. : debris resulting from a process (as of manufacture) that is of no further use to the system producing it

the waste products of one industry may be the raw materials of another

2. : material (as feces, urine, or desquamated cells) discharged from or stored in an inert form in a living body as a by-product of its vital activities

animal waste products fill much of the nitrogen demand of plants

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1. material discarded as useless in the process of producing something.
2. feces, urine, and other material excreted in the life process.
[1930-35]

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waste product noun
Material produced in a process and discarded on the completion of that process
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Main Entry:waste

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noun, pl ⋯ -ducts [count]
: useless material that is produced when making something else

a hazardous waste product

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ˈwaste product [waste product] noun
a useless material or substance produced while making sth else

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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