waste material

/weɪst məˌtɪriəl/

Other forms: waste materials

Definitions of waste material
  1. noun
    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    synonyms: waste, waste matter, waste product
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    dross, impurity
    worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
    exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes
    gases ejected from an engine as waste products
    body waste, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product
    waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
    crud, filth, skank
    any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
    sewage, sewerage
    waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
    effluent, sewer water, wastewater
    water mixed with waste matter
    food waste, garbage, refuse, scraps
    food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
    garbage, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash
    worthless material that is to be disposed of
    (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand
    toxic industrial waste, toxic waste
    poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
    DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
    an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
    CFC, chlorofluorocarbon
    a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
    a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
    nitrogen oxide
    any of several oxides of nitrogen formed by the action of nitric acid on oxidizable materials; present in car exhausts
    BM, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool
    solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
    excreta (especially of insects)
    cylindrical mass of earth voided by a burrowing earthworm or lugworm
    human waste
    the body wastes of human beings
    urine, water
    liquid excretory product
    barf, puke, vomit, vomitus
    the matter ejected in vomiting
    scrap metal
    discarded metal suitable for reprocessing
    debris, detritus, dust, junk, rubble
    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
    the excrement of sea birds or bats; used as fertilizer
    sulfur dioxide, sulphur dioxide
    a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
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    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
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