waste matter

Definitions of waste matter

n any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

waste, waste material, 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
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a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer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
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; 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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