waste product

waste prod·uct
W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyst prod-uh kt, -uhkt]
    • /weɪst ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌkt/
    • /weɪst ˈprɒdʌkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyst prod-uh kt, -uhkt]
    • /weɪst ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌkt/

Definitions of waste product words

  • noun waste product material discarded as useless in the process of producing something. 1
  • noun waste product feces, urine, and other material excreted in the life process. 1
  • noun waste product an unwanted material produced during some manufacturing process, especially radioactive material from nuclear reactors. 0
  • noun waste product the unwanted results of metabolism, expelled in the urine and faeces. 0

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Origin of waste product

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Waste product


waste product popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

waste product usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for waste product

noun waste product

  • contaminant — A contaminant is something that contaminates a substance such as water or food.

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