toxic waste


Definition of toxic waste

  1. :  unwanted chemicals that are the result of manufacturing or industry and that are poisonous to living things The company was fined for dumping toxic waste into the river. toxic waste dumps/sites Toxic wastes were detected in the soil samples.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation

    :  exhibiting symptoms of infection or toxicosis

    :  extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful

  1. :  a sparsely settled or barren region :  desert

    :  uncultivated land

    :  a broad and empty expanse (as of water)

  1. :  to lay waste

    :  to damage or destroy gradually and progressively

    :  to cause to shrink in physical bulk or strength :  emaciate, enfeeble

  1. :  being wild and uninhabited :  desolate

    :  arid, empty

    :  not cultivated :  not productive

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