waste product


material discarded as useless in the process of producing something.
feces, urine, and other material excreted in the life process.

Nearby words

  1. waste heat recovery,
  2. waste land, the,
  3. waste not, want not,
  4. waste one's breath,
  5. waste pipe,
  6. waste well,
  7. wastebasket,
  8. wasted,
  9. wasteful,
  10. wastefully

Origin of waste product

First recorded in 1930–35

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Medicine definitions for waste product

waste product


Useless or worthless debris produced during or as a result of an activity or other process.
Organic waste matter such as urine, feces, or dead cells.

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Science definitions for waste product

waste product

An unusable or unwanted substance or material produced during or as a result of a process, such as metabolism or manufacturing.
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