Meaning of WASTE in English

WASTE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rubbish/waste bin

The rubbish bin is full.

a waste pipe

What’s the best way to clear a blocked waste pipe?

a wasted journey (= one that did not achieve the result you wanted )

To avoid a wasted journey, ring first to check that the event is still on.

a wasted trip (= a trip in which you do not achieve what you wanted to )

I’m afraid you’ve had a wasted trip. We don’t have those shoes in stock.

a wasted/lost/missed opportunity (= one you do not use )

Many people see the failed talks as a missed opportunity for peace.

a wastepaper/waste basket (= for paper you throw away )

He threw her letter in the wastepaper basket.

be a waste of money

Fancy clothes for a baby are a waste of money.

chemical waste

the risks from pollution and chemical waste

complete waste of time

This is a complete waste of time .

domestic waste (= food, paper, glass etc that you throw out from the house )

More domestic waste needs to be recycled.

garden waste (= grass, leaves etc that you have cut and do not want )

The brown bin is for garden waste.

hazardous waste

the disposal of hazardous waste

nuclear waste

the problems of nuclear waste disposal

radioactive waste

radioactive waste

the problem of how to dispose of radioactive waste

shocking waste

a shocking waste of money

toxic waste

a toxic waste dump

toxic waste

fumes from a toxic waste dump

waste disposal (= getting rid of unwanted materials or substances )

Most countries have improved their standards of waste disposal.

waste disposal

the problem of radioactive waste disposal

waste dump

an underground nuclear waste dump

waste fuel

The booklet gives helpful tips on how to avoid wasting fuel.

waste ground (= land in a town that is not being used )

They were standing on the waste ground behind the car park.

waste ground

a piece of waste ground

waste money (on sth)

Don’t waste your money on a computer that doesn’t have enough memory.

waste paper

waste product

nuclear waste products

waste resources

We cannot afford to waste our resources on fighting each other.

waste time

You are wasting your time arguing with him.

waste your talents

They felt their son was wasting his talents and his time.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

chemical

In the North Sea, Greenpeace swimmers turned back dump ships carrying chemical wastes .

complete

Borrowing lecture notes is often a complete waste of time because you've missed the impact.

Look at Micky Deere, he's a complete waste of space.

She said it was a complete waste of paint.

It will either be a complete waste of time or you will find a real gem.

Why would Wilko be even remotely interested in a complete waste of space like St-wart.

Eventually, I realized the exercise was a complete waste of time.

Firstly, this little episode exposes pre-nuptial contracts in this country to be the complete waste of paper they are.

In my opinion, any attempt to reconcile the statements of principle in Lawrence and Morris is a complete waste of time.

dangerous

Under that programme, they have been able to demonstrate ways of breaking up many dangerous industrial wastes .

As it becomes more expensive to dump dangerous waste , so the economic advantages of shredding deteriorate.

Underground bacteria could compromise the containers used to bury radioactive and other dangerous wastes .

domestic

Biofuels include crops and trees, sewage and animal slurry, and industrial and domestic wastes .

Recycle 60% of domestic waste by 2000.

Councils were supposed to set up sites for industrial and domestic wastes; the Baldonnell site was to marshal other unsuitable wastes.

Plastics constitute 20 percent by volume of domestic waste in Britain.

Energy for Waste Ten percent of domestic waste is currently being burned.

Up to one tenth of our domestic waste is glass, all of which could be recycled without any deterioration in quality.

Putrid domestic waste drips into the already festering canals.

hazardous

It also believes strongly that there should be a ban on the import of hazardous waste into the United Kingdom.

The quantity of hazardous waste sent out-of-state for treatment totals 252, 460 metric tons.

This meets the growing need to improve geoscience knowledge relevant to strategies for subsurface disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes .

A majority of the industrial groups produce less than 10, 000 metric tons of hazardous waste .

It is essential, therefore, that we proceed with great caution when handling toxic and hazardous waste .

Trans-frontier shipments of hazardous wastes also comes under new controls.

The Labour party believes that there are a number of essential approaches to toxic and hazardous waste .

human

In it we can see reflected the ecological, psychological, spiritual damage and the massive human waste of this war.

Nor should trash or debris or human wastes .

It smelt not only of mud and rotting materials, but also the unmistakable odour of human waste .

It either smelled like human waste or gar-bage or both mixed together, which it probably was.

People would not wish to eat animals fed on human waste .

The primary cause of the dreadful smell was the disposal of human waste .

By bacteriological process, human waste is reduced to a purified liquid suitable for discharge.

Toward that end, protesters stoned police, cursed them, even threw bags of human waste at them.

industrial

From 1995, the dumping of all forms of industrial waste will be prohibited outside of territorial waters.

Any industrial byproducts or waste can be used for this purpose.

Biofuels include crops and trees, sewage and animal slurry, and industrial and domestic wastes .

Councils were supposed to set up sites for industrial and domestic wastes; the Baldonnell site was to marshal other unsuitable wastes.

Sewage sludge and industrial waste will still enter the North Sea from Britain until 1998.

Far from being a resource, most farmers see slurry as just another form of industrial waste .

Material suitable for deep sea dumping included sewage sludge, industrial waste , and toxic ashes left after the incineration of garbage.

It was agreed to halt all depositing of industrial waste in international waters by 1995, including sub-seabed disposal of nuclear waste.

nuclear

The United Kingdom does not reprocess nuclear waste; we do not even import nuclear waste.

Congress has tried to find a site to bury high-level nuclear wastes for decades, with a notable lack of success.

Containing nuclear waste Anti-nuclear campaigners sometimes claim that nuclear fission and its dangerous products are a purely manmade phenomenon.

Nor can the market get rid of or store nuclear waste .

This has been seriously assessed as a way of disposing of nuclear waste , but not toxic waste.

For nuclear waste , disposal into space is more feasible but has been discounted on numerous occasions because of the risks.

Depleted uranium, one of the hardest metals known, is classified as low-level nuclear waste .

The dispute over nuclear waste is a hangover from the last hours of the Conservative government in 1997.

organic

A plastic dustbin with breeding colony on to which organic waste is showered.

That treatment system, which only removes organic waste , costs $ 41, 000 annually to operate and maintain.

The prime culprit is organic farm waste , such as cattle slurry and silage, and even milk.

Producing methane gas from landfill sites, sewage works and organic wastes is another extremely practical use of resources.

The lagoons would be lined and filled with organic waste , after recyclable materials had been separated.

Food, wood, the organic wastes of animals and plants are all forms of biomass.

radioactive

Inside each drum was a designated quantity of radioactive waste .

The nations augmented the prohibitions in 1993 with a voluntary moratorium on disposing of low-level radioactive waste .

The thought of thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste being buried under their favourite stretch of countryside filled local residents with horror.

Both radioactive fission products and induced radioactivity in structural materials contribute to the problem of radioactive waste .

Sites are being selected for final disposal of radioactive waste .

These secretive facilities house the deadly legacies of the Cold War: nuclear weapons, radioactive waste and toxic chemicals.

In 1981 violent storms redistributed some of the plutonium, along with other radioactive wastes stored ashore.

The process produces a much smaller volume of chemically inert radioactive waste than conventional ion exchange techniques.

solid

Aluminium smelters are only one of a score of industries which now pollute the total environment with fluoride emissions and solid wastes .

Dissolved metals form a solid waste .

Last year solid waste totalled 227,000 tonnes but this is forecast to fall to 206,000 tonnes this year.

For many years, solid waste was incinerated.

The licensing of tip sites for the disposal of solid waste requires similar inspections.

Their goal is to recycle all air, water and solid wastes using mechanical and chemical processes as well as plants.

It is obvious from this that a family's solid wastes will not be adequate to meet their cooking needs.

Another employee group studied problems in solid waste , where waiting time at the Energy Recovery Plant was delaying drivers every afternoon.

terrible

He would have regarded mastication as a terrible waste of time.

To us, coming from marketing backgrounds, this is a terrible waste of talent and effort.

But it still makes me bitter and angry at the waste , the terrible waste of all that love I had.

Inherent in all these schemes was the almost unanimous conviction that the Falls, undeveloped by man, represented a terrible waste .

Lies are a terrible distraction and waste of a citizen's time.

A terrible waste of time and money.

total

And advances in technology have made congestion no longer a total waste of time.

Distasteful, and a total waste of time.

A total waste of the fantasy potential of the Illusochamber.

Household waste accounts for perhaps 4% of the total waste produced in Britain.

Perhaps this expedition did not have to be a total waste .

toxic

It proposes a two-year ban on exports of toxic waste while the new technologies are being tested.

Indeed, they see incineration as a solution to toxic waste whose usefulness should be employed on a greater range of materials.

It is essential, therefore, that we proceed with great caution when handling toxic and hazardous waste .

Even allowing for O'Donovan doing half as much business, this would mean 3000 tonnes of toxic waste leaving Ireland a year.

Read in studio A man who's accused of dumping highly toxic waste into a river has been remanded on bail.

There is still no provision for a national toxic wastes dump.

We do not believe that the United Kingdom should import any toxic and hazardous waste .

ReChem, for example, concentrates on extremely toxic waste .

■ NOUN

disposal

Nuclear waste Disposal of intermediate level nuclear waste on land also presents a hazard.

Discussions of future reactor safety should revolve about two critical issues: nuclear waste disposal and nuclear weapons proliferation.

At present the local authority has no facilities for toxic waste disposal , which must be sent elsewhere.

household

This year's investment amounting to £10 million, will focus on the potential of sorting household waste .

In the case of household waste , the price rarely covers more than a fraction of the cost of collection and sorting.

The plant will generate up to 38 million megawatts a year from burning 400,000 tonnes of household waste .

Organic household waste can be composted to make garden fertilizer.

Dangerous items such as these should never have found their way into household waste .

At present, 90 percent of all household waste is disposed of by burial in landfill sites.

It is illegal to put large quantities of animal faeces in household waste for collection, so that idea is ruled out.

product

In several instances hearths associated with workshop waste products were found, particularly for the production of glass beads and bronze jewellery.

Octopuses are very delicate animals that are sensitive to nitrogenous and other waste products of fish.

■ VERB

deal

Some countries did not have the facilities to deal with the wastes themselves and a ban might encourage indiscriminate dumping.

That means councils are having to rethink the way they deal with waste .

dispose

This has been seriously assessed as a way of disposing of nuclear waste , but not toxic waste.

The nations augmented the prohibitions in 1993 with a voluntary moratorium on disposing of low-level radioactive waste .

After recycling, we must find the safest way in which to dispose of the waste .

Unable to dispose of the poisonous waste , the yeasts shut down and become dormant.

Other provisions to provide incentives for states to dispose of the waste remained intact.

Where toilet facilities are not available, dispose of human waste in a sanitary manner.

dump

That Soviet ships dumped nuclear waste in the area has been suspected for many years.

At first she dumped the garden waste , but she soon realized this would make excellent garden compost.

What about the dumping of toxic waste ?

On Thursday delegates approved a resolution calling for a two-year ban on dumping radioactive wastes in the sea.

Activists have caught vessels dumping nuclear waste at sea, but most no longer sail.

As it becomes more expensive to dump dangerous waste , so the economic advantages of shredding deteriorate.

He says in the 1950's there were plans to dump nuclear waste in mineshafts.

produce

Greenpeace is campaigning for the closure of all industries producing wastes containing organochlorides, including dioxins.

Plants in the same general category produce different configurations of wastes , since they operate in the slightly different ways.

Nuclear power carries the risk of accidents and produces radio-active waste which will pollute the environment for centuries.

recycle

Give community recycling schemes financial support. Recycle 60% of domestic waste by 2000.

The department is now advising other customers on how to recycle their waste .

Ben Ord said the cost of attending the conference on recycling was a waste of money.

So households have no incentive to minimise or recycle the waste they create.

Nature has the capacity to recycle wastes and reconstitute them into new resources of concentrated material quality.

reduce

One objective is to reduce waste by 50 percent by 1995, particularly substances harmful to the environment.

The third priority is to use it more efficiently by improving irrigation, reducing waste , and so on.

Nevertheless, work continues around the Group to reduce wastes of every kind.

However, this reduces efficiency, wastes heat and causes a fire danger.

Minimal packs: Some packaging is designed to reduce waste during manufacture.

One such project was to have focused on reducing the toxic waste produced when making the plutonium core of nuclear missiles.

To reduce wastes by 50 percent by 1995, using 1990 as the baseline year.

We are therefore constantly looking for ways both to reduce the amount of waste we produce and to upgrade that which remains.

store

The country lacked the technology to store the waste safely and it was threatening water supplies.

They say it's irresponsible to store radioactive waste where it can be a public danger and a safety risk.

The dump is intended to store low- and intermediate-level waste from the year 2005.

treat

But instead of concentrating on treating waste , research was needed into fundamentally cleaner processes that conserved water and reduced waste.

The United States sees it as an enormous proliferation risk that would be better treated as waste and buried.

The cremation of dead pets, which are treated as clinical waste , was a revelation.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

don't waste your breath

Save your breath . He won't listen.

lay waste sth

waste/solid/organic/vegetable etc matter

After all, it eventually produces waste matter .

Because if they didn't, then all solid matter would simply turn to vapour.

It tells you just about how much organic matter is present.

It was the only solid matter they would meet this side of Jupiterstill two hundred million miles away.

Some organic matter is needed in order to produce nice specimens.

The quantity needed may, however, vary according to the quantity of organic matter in the raw water.

Urban refuse is 75 percent organic matter .

You can improve your soil by adding organic matter .

wasted journey/trip/effort etc

As processes improve, it cuts out much of the wasted effort and rework, thus enhancing productivity.

By providing clear goals and objectives, it minimises frustration and wasted effort. 4.

If no-one answered soon he would have to chalk it up as a wasted trip, and Montgomery would not be amused.

It could save you a lot of wasted effort and money.

Not a wasted journey, after all, but she was anxious to carry on.

Not that it was a completely wasted trip, what with the hardware store right next door.

Pembrooke had a wasted journey to Downpatrick yesterday.

What a ridiculously wasted effort this was, Bill.

wasting asset

My feeling, for what it's worth, is that they should be regarded as wasting assets.

wasting disease/illness

A preacher, victim of a wasting illness, would refer in the pulpit to his forthcoming demise without shocking his congregation.

Children have been born deformed and there are fears of genetic defects; many adults are suffering from wasting diseases.

She will host the surprise get-together tomorrow as a thank you to the victims of a fatal muscle wasting disease.

There is not much point in weighing less but looking as if you are suffering from some wasting disease.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Industrial waste had leaked into the water supply.

It's a good idea to recycle household waste .

The committee will study the issue of waste in state spending.

The costs of waste disposal are rising all the time.

The government has announced a ban on all imports of toxic waste from abroad.

the icy wastes of Antarctica

Too much waste has been dumped into the North Sea.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But it was also a mark of his belief that gossip was simply a waste of time.

In the absence of domestic reprocessing facilities, waste is rapidly piling up in storage.

Music became the voice of opposition to the war and its senseless waste of life, and effectively found itself a conscience.

Specially engineered vaults should be constructed so that the waste could be regularly monitored and, if necessary, retrieved.

The Commission has already proposed establishing a compensation fund for damage caused by waste .

The operation made financial and environmental sense by eliminating the need to use a hazardous waste site.

The site is expected to begin receiving waste during the next few weeks.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

breath

You know it and so do I. So don't waste your breath !

Was there any point in even wasting her breath trying to convince him?

Besides, something told her she'd be wasting her breath .

chance

In a lively first half Paul Wilkinson wasted a good chance at the far post after 33 minutes.

If you do waste time the chances are good that your debtor will go under and you will get nothing.

effort

They did not want to waste their time, effort , money and future chances in taking on an impregnable President.

As processes improve, it cuts out much of the wasted effort and rework, thus enhancing productivity.

He wasted no mental effort on the problem, for this morning he had more important matters on his mind.

They build wasted time and effort into the very fabric of the organisation.

What a ridiculously wasted effort this was, Bill.

Traveling takes not only time but money, and wasted travel effort is demoralizing and damages the entire research effort.

energy

Try to keep mealtimes positive and relaxed and don't waste time and energy forcing your child to eat.

Incumbents busy raising money for the next election are not inclined to waste energy rehashing the rules of the last campaign.

Unlike sharks, they don't waste energy preventing themselves from sinking.

Most businesses today simply burn the emissions in a closed incinerator, wasting energy from the fire.

They cover the construction of new plants, waste reduction, energy and resource conservation and recycling.

I would not augment difficulties by protesting against them, as this only led to failure and wasted energy .

He had a remote manner and didn't waste an atom of energy talking to anyone on the set except Zimmer.

If disappointed, though, she wasted no energy on self-pity.

life

Just don't waste yer life on worries, son.

We can not afford to waste another life .

I had wasted my life and Francis's.

Without a plan you will end up going in circles and wasting your life away.

Michael: Do you think he wasted his life and his talent?

Such wasted lives , such terrible humiliations.

There may be a feeling of having wasted life , with less hope of a new beginning.

The whole world seems to be depressed, and in our need to escape, we are wasting our lives away.

lot

Each search engine has its own quirks to lean-otherwise you'il waste a lot of time weeding through poor results.

You need to be sensible about buying components for stock though, or you will probably just waste a lot of money.

Insufficient knowledge of the latter can waste a lot of money.

Any styling effort applied to sopping wet hair is usually unnecessary and wastes a lot of time.

minutes

Any more than that I wasted five minutes reading his articles?

I've just wasted ten minutes trying to listen to a man's chest.

Gazzer wasted twenty minutes on the sea front waiting for a bus to take him up as far as the Leisure Centre.

She was angry they had wasted the precious minutes on stupid small talk.

money

You need to be sensible about buying components for stock though, or you will probably just waste a lot of money .

We told him he was wasting money .

Insufficient knowledge of the latter can waste a lot of money .

Normal government budgets encourage managers to waste money .

The Government always says how careful it is not to waste taxpayers' money .

Failed projects waste money that might have been better spent elsewhere.

Don't waste time and money on house surveys until these questions have been examined thoroughly.

The answer, if not excuse, is that wrestling might have wasted away without his money .

opportunity

Voice over Derby had one more chance to balance the books but Paul Kitson wasted a glorious opportunity by blasting wide.

They pointed to the wasted opportunities .

Not to mention wasted opportunity for the thousands of amputees better deserving of such an opportunity.

The campaign does not want to waste the opportunity .

All the other matches ended in draws but Nottinghamshire wasted an opportunity to go top of the table at Lord's.

They paid dearly for wasting goalscoring opportunities .

Then Wayne Bullimore wasted a great opportunity for Barnsley after he beat Gittens.

space

Not much compared with a redundant commercial package wasting shelf space .

But what impressed me most was the enormous amount of sheer wasted space everywhere I happened to glance.

The last point could be put right, wasting more space , by adding a potential link field to every record.

The result is vast amounts of wasted space .

This book is not big enough to waste extra space writing out such a number.

talent

Elizabeth: No, I don't, and I get very cross when people say that he wasted his talent .

We wasted a source of talent and got Soviet-trained bureaucrats who had no idea what to do.

Just because he went to Hollywood and was paid a lot of money doesn't mean he was wasting his talent .

But because he was so likable and seemed to be wasting so much talent , teachers and counselors tried to help.

How he'd changed and refused to go on and now was wasting his talent .

time

So long as we learn something from every mistake we make, time hasn't been wasted .

My fear that she would not recognize me was time wasted .

Everything about her suggested that she had lots to do and no time to waste .

Even with many processors working in parallel, much time is wasted waiting for sequential operations to complete.

Presumably not much time will be wasted with recriminations since Wimbledon got those out of the way when they sacked Egil Olsen.

A lot of otherwise productive time is being wasted debating the merits of each game.

However I do not call that time wasted .

There was no more time to waste .

■ VERB

afford

He couldn't afford to waste even a minute of his allocated fifteen.

We can not afford to waste another life.

The current was taking the two boats down towards the rocks, so Harry Pascoe couldn't afford to waste time.

I certainly couldn't afford to waste petrol chasing rainbows as far as Leeds and back.

Still, since time was at a premium, she couldn't afford to waste it admiring her surroundings.

In their impoverished mountain habitat, they can not afford to waste anything.

Nevertheless, she can't afford to waste the earlier encounters.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

don't waste your breath

Save your breath . He won't listen.

waste/solid/organic/vegetable etc matter

After all, it eventually produces waste matter .

Because if they didn't, then all solid matter would simply turn to vapour.

It tells you just about how much organic matter is present.

It was the only solid matter they would meet this side of Jupiterstill two hundred million miles away.

Some organic matter is needed in order to produce nice specimens.

The quantity needed may, however, vary according to the quantity of organic matter in the raw water.

Urban refuse is 75 percent organic matter .

You can improve your soil by adding organic matter .

wasted journey/trip/effort etc

As processes improve, it cuts out much of the wasted effort and rework, thus enhancing productivity.

By providing clear goals and objectives, it minimises frustration and wasted effort. 4.

If no-one answered soon he would have to chalk it up as a wasted trip, and Montgomery would not be amused.

It could save you a lot of wasted effort and money.

Not a wasted journey, after all, but she was anxious to carry on.

Not that it was a completely wasted trip, what with the hardware store right next door.

Pembrooke had a wasted journey to Downpatrick yesterday.

What a ridiculously wasted effort this was, Bill.

wasting asset

My feeling, for what it's worth, is that they should be regarded as wasting assets.

wasting disease/illness

A preacher, victim of a wasting illness, would refer in the pulpit to his forthcoming demise without shocking his congregation.

Children have been born deformed and there are fears of genetic defects; many adults are suffering from wasting diseases.

She will host the surprise get-together tomorrow as a thank you to the victims of a fatal muscle wasting disease.

There is not much point in weighing less but looking as if you are suffering from some wasting disease.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Bill wastes all his money on beer and cigarettes.

Don't leave the light on - you're wasting electricity.

I wasted 40 minutes waiting for a bus this morning.

I must have wasted two whole hours trying to fix this machine.

Let's not waste any more time on this.

Letting the water run while you brush your teeth wastes water.

One of the men threatened to waste the bank teller if he didn't get the money.

Sometimes she feels she's wasted her life.

Stop wasting time. We have to finish this by five o'clock.

The school kitchen wastes an awful lot of food.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Back in the United States, Alvin wasted no time in proposing ways of doing that on future modern dance tours.

By fencing money into line items, in other words, we waste billions of dollars every year.

He had a remote manner and didn't waste an atom of energy talking to anyone on the set except Zimmer.

I felt enough time had been wasted, but time didn't seem to mean anything to Brando.

She wasted no time in writing to me and commanding me to return home at once.

The guests with a morning to waste until the ceremony at two o'clock got under everyone's feet.

You actually hope the time and money spent on insurance will be wasted.

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

disposal

I have never come across a people more obsessed with waste disposal .

Although waste disposal sites are well controlled, there is an ever present risk of pollution.

In recent years, most countries have tightened their standards of waste disposal .

California is not alone in its pessimism over the future of waste disposal .

It helps to get the lymph fluid - a vital part of the body's waste disposal system - flowing.

The subsequent examination of potential releases from processes or waste disposal , together with environmental pathways is brief.

It must also confirm that a suitable waste disposal facility will accept the shipment.

In the process, it had simply underlined the almost intractable dangers of nuclear waste disposal .

ground

Police had covered every piece of waste ground , undergrowth, field, wood.

Tony did as he was told and finally saw the large area of waste ground ahead.

His friend Andre Leota was later found shot dead on waste ground .

Example Charles is the owner of a piece of waste ground adjacent to his house.

He has used the waste ground to dump old cars, which he intends to renovate.

The waste ground is separated from a park by some old fencing which is in need of repair.

Their favourite walk was down across the waste ground along Deptford Creek.

On his way across the waste ground he tripped over some rusty car parts and was injured.

heat

The idea of recovering waste heat from air or water, and using it to heat buildings cheaply, is very attractive.

They also produce less waste heat , so complex and expensive cooling systems are not needed.

Wider use of waste heat will be encouraged and a 15 percent saving on the government energy bill sought by 1995.

As electronic components become smaller and more powerful it becomes increasingly important to extract waste heat from them.

land

In 1875 and 1876 the Corporation purchased 3,000 acres of the open waste lands of the forest manors.

The wound would immediately heal, the waste land become green, and the saving hero himself be installed as king.

Punctured plastic bags blow across the adjacent plots of waste land .

He promised to plant grasses on waste land .

This place used to be what you could call a natural piece of waste land .

Caravans stand on muddy plots of waste land .

The market stretched across waste land scribbled out by tracks of vehicles.

Lying amid waste land to one side of the village, there rose the jutting silhouette of a cyclopean wall.

material

Thrush also arises as a means of unloading waste material from the body.

Background: A New Jersey law banned the importation of waste materials from outside the state.

However we want mandatory standards and specifications introduced to ensure appropriate waste materials are used where available, rather than higher grade primaries.

Like anaerobic digestion, the aerobic processing of waste material produces methane which can be used as a biogas fuel.

Even drawing up proposals for recycling waste materials in Britain requires ten sub-committees.

Of course, this would be kept hidden under waste material .

The waters off North Carolina host numerous fish, a potential biological vector for transport of waste materials .

Some make combs of their waste material on which they cultivate tiny fungal mushrooms.

matter

Stop feeding the fish, to cut down on the waste matter being produced.

After all, it eventually produces waste matter .

They do not feed on fish excreta and waste matter .

He says that the travellers themselves are doing some clearing up, though some waste matter will be left behind.

paper

Pitch fibre pipes are made from waste paper and other fibres soaked in pitch.

She wiped it frantically on a piece of waste paper , and threw the crumpled paper as far away as she could.

Was lying beside dustbins and boxes of waste paper , just inside the locked gates to the yard.

The success of the system depends essentially on the segregation of waste paper for separate collection.

Accumulations of waste paper are being collected and put into red polythene liners which are collected by the cleaners.

Lily put them, unhesitatingly, in the waste paper bin.

I have not found one cigarette end or one piece of waste paper .

William I mean-today's newspapers will be lining tomorrow's waste paper bins.

product

It is the biggest single concept, many others being devoted to using methane gas at waste product dumps.

The algae consumed waste products from the reef and under the intense artificial sunlight they proliferated in stringy green mats.

The nitric acid solution is then mixed with an organic solvent and the uranium and plutonium are separated from the waste products .

It is excreted in the urine as a waste product of creatine. 194.

But this alone will not purify your water of waste products that are invisible to the eye.

Elimination Elimination is the process by which waste products are excreted from the body.

A two-way hatch facilitates the serving of carefully calculated meals and the removal of waste products in the appropriate receptacles!

During the summer these may include small animals known as dinoflagellates, which produce toxic waste products .

water

This could help solve one of the textile industry's biggest problems, removing colouring and chemicals from waste water .

The waste water would be drained away through a 2, 000-foot tunnel, 150 feet below the river level.

What happens to the overflowing water and also to the waste water?

Urine is processed separately through a more stringent filtration process than the waste water .

At the same time the air pump removes waste water and air from the separate condenser thus maintaining a vacuum in it.

Some of the programmes developed have succeeded in removing up to 98 percent of the solids content of waste water .

Even waste water from water changes is not allowed to go into our sewage system during this period.

For alkaline waste water , higher concentrations can be determined by using appropriately stronger acid for titration.

yarn

Unravel waste yarn after work has been removed from machine.

The only patterns available were for hand knitting and no one had mentioned mock rib or using waste yarn .

Cast on using the weaving brushes or waste yarn , then change to main yarn. 3.

A scheme to measure the waste yarn has been introduced.

Thread with waste yarn and knit 4 rows on the main bed only.

I took the garment pieces off on waste yarn .

Remove waste yarn , join second shoulder.

Release waste yarn and hook up to jacket front in the usual way.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

don't waste your breath

Save your breath . He won't listen.

lay waste sth

waste/solid/organic/vegetable etc matter

After all, it eventually produces waste matter .

Because if they didn't, then all solid matter would simply turn to vapour.

It tells you just about how much organic matter is present.

It was the only solid matter they would meet this side of Jupiterstill two hundred million miles away.

Some organic matter is needed in order to produce nice specimens.

The quantity needed may, however, vary according to the quantity of organic matter in the raw water.

Urban refuse is 75 percent organic matter .

You can improve your soil by adding organic matter .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a waste tank

a sewage waste pipe

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beyond the rearing buildings the waste ground was empty.

In 1875 and 1876 the Corporation purchased 3,000 acres of the open waste lands of the forest manors.

Inefficient recovery practices have left metal-rich waste dumps which have often been levelled or used as roadstone.

Nor are waste dumps the only things being shaken-up.

The waste form and the cannister should act as barriers for 1000 years each.

The waters off North Carolina host numerous fish, a potential biological vector for transport of waste materials.

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